Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your Hauppauge 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 lower the efficiency of your furnace. You could be throwing money out the window! Simply 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. Can you think of anything better than enhancing energy efficiency and saving money, all while making your home more comfortable? So where should you check for those annoying leaks? The attic. A good deal of air can slip 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 in 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. Check 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 ensure 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 Cool Power LLC , 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 631-360-2665 or schedule an appointment online.