Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your Rock Hill Home10/21/2015 Ahead of your annual furnace service appointment, take time to look around your home for areas that may be letting your warm air escape. Leaky doors and windows and other areas make your furnace less efficient. 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 relatively quick DIY project that could help you save money season after season. After leaks are sealed, 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 search for those annoying leaks? The attic. A good deal 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. Take into account your attic access doors when you replace or install weatherstripping throughout your home. A lot of 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. Look at 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 plug 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 sure you get the most out of your preventive 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 US Air Heating and Cooling, we are here for you to answer your questions about these tips. And, if you need to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 803-980-4328 or schedule an appointment online.