Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your Macon Home10/21/2015 Ahead of 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 make your furnace less efficient. You could be throwing money out the window! Just 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 for years to come. By sealing these leaks, you’ll also get the most benefit from your annual furnace service. What could be better than enhancing energy efficiency and saving money, all while making your home more comfortable? So where should you look for those pesky leaks? The attic. A great deal of air can escape through your attic. Here are some specific areas to look at: Stud cavities could be open or uninsulated, letting air to easily leak out. You’ll wind up with a chillier home and a higher utility bill. Take into account your attic access doors when you replace or install weatherstripping around your home. Many people overlook them and they can let a significant amount of heat escape. Any openings into your house. A lot of heat is lost through windows and doors. Inspect your weatherstripping. If it’s cracked or torn, it’s time to replace it. Inspect the caulking around 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 regular furnace service, but following this list will give you a huge advantage. You’ll be more comfortable and your home will be more efficient. At Air Temperature Control, we can to answer your questions about these tips. And, if you need to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 478-784-1109 or schedule an appointment online.