Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your Vancouver Home10/21/2015 Ahead of 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 letting money fly out the door, literally! Just identifying leaks could make a big difference in your energy savings. Repairing many cracks and leaks can be a relatively quick DIY project that could help you save money for years to come. After 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 check for those pesky leaks? The attic. A good deal of air can slip out through your attic. Here are some specific areas to investigate: 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. Remember your attic access doors when you replace or install weatherstripping in your home. Many 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. Look at your weatherstripping. If it’s cracked or torn, it’s time to replace it. Inspect the caulking surrounding 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 stop air from escaping. There are so many ways to ensure you get the most out of your preventive furnace service, but following this list will give you a big advantage. You’ll be more comfortable and your home will be more efficient. At Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC, we are here for you to answer your questions about these tips. And, if you’re ready to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 360-571-5100 or schedule an appointment online.