Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your Englewood Home10/21/2015 Before 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 lower the efficiency of your furnace. You could be letting money fly out the door, literally! Simply 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 pesky leaks? The attic. A lot of air can leak out through your attic. Here are some specific areas to check: Stud cavities could be open or uninsulated, permitting air to easily leak out. You’ll wind up with a less comfortable home and a higher utility bill. Don’t forget your attic access doors when you replace or install weatherstripping in your home. Many people overlook them and they can let a substantial 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. Just use a caulking gun to plug 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 ensure 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 TemperaturePro®, we are happy to answer your questions about these tips. And, if you’re ready to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 720-446-5100 or schedule an appointment online.