Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your Springfield Home10/21/2015 Before your annual furnace service appointment, take some time to check around your home for areas that may be leaking warm air. Leaky doors and windows and other areas sap your furnace’s efficiency. You could be losing money on your utility bills! Merely identifying leaks could make a vast difference in your energy savings. Repairing many cracks and leaks can be a simple 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. Can you think of a better HVAC-related scenario than increasing energy efficiency and saving money, all while making your home more comfortable? So where should you check for those annoying 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. 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. Inspect 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. It’s easy to use a caulking gun to seal any holes you notice. Cover any gaps around your chimney and flue (if you have a chimney) to prevent air from escaping. There are so many ways to make certain you get the most out of your annual 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 Bormida Mechanical Services Inc, we are here for you to answer your questions about these tips. And, if it’s time to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 217-210-2662 or schedule an appointment online.