Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your Mankato area Home

Prior to your annual furnace service appointment, spend a little time checking 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 losing money on your utility bills! Merely identifying leaks could make a huge difference in your energy savings.

Repairing many cracks and leaks can be a relatively quick DIY project that could help you save money season after season. When all your leaks are sealed, you’ll also get the most benefit from your annual furnace service. What could be better than increasing energy efficiency and saving money, all while making your home more comfortable?

So where should you search for those irritating leaks? 

The attic.

A lot of air can slip out through your attic. Here are some specific areas to look at:

  • 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 throughout your home. It’s not uncommon for people to 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.

  • Look at 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 fill 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 sure you get the most out of your regular 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 Northern Comfort 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 507-307-4818.

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