Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your West Columbia Home

Prior to your annual furnace service appointment, take time to look around your home for areas that may be responsible for escaped warm air. Leaky doors and windows and other areas sap your furnace’s efficiency. You could be letting money fly out the door, literally! Merely identifying leaks could make a huge difference in your energy savings.

Repairing many cracks and leaks can be an easy DIY project that could help you save money season after season. By sealing these leaks, you’ll also get the most benefit from your annual furnace service. What could be better than improving energy efficiency and saving money, all while making your home more comfortable?

So where should you check for those annoying leaks? 

The attic.

A good deal of air can slip out through your attic. Here are some specific areas to investigate:

  • Stud cavities could be open or uninsulated, permitting air to easily leak out. You’ll wind up with a chillier home and a higher utility bill.
  • Remember your attic access doors when you replace or install weatherstripping in your home. A lot of people overlook them and they can let a considerable amount of heat escape.

Any openings into your house.

A lot of heat is lost through windows and doors.

  • Check your weatherstripping. If it’s cracked or torn, it’s time to replace it.
  • Inspect the caulking on all of your windows, checking both inside and outside. Simply use a caulking gun to seal any holes you notice.
  • Cover any gaps around your chimney and flue (if you have a chimney) to thwart air from escaping.

There are so many ways to make certain you get the most out of your preventive furnace service, but following this list will give you a great advantage. You’ll be more comfortable and your home will be more efficient. At Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., we can to answer your questions about these tips. And, if you’re ready to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 803-265-4208.

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