Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your Bountiful Home10/21/2015 Prior to 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 losing money on your utility bills! Simply identifying leaks could make a big 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. When all your leaks are sealed, you’ll also get the most benefit from your annual furnace service. Can you think of anything better than increasing energy efficiency and saving money, all while making your home more comfortable? So where should you search for those annoying leaks? The attic. A great deal of air can slip out through your attic. Here are some specific areas to check: Stud cavities could be open or uninsulated, letting air to easily leak out. You’ll wind up with a colder 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 substantial 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. 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 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 huge advantage. You’ll be more comfortable and your home will be more efficient. At Craig's Heating & Cooling, 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 801-295-3357 or schedule an appointment online.