Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your Colorado Springs Home10/21/2015 Prior to your annual furnace service appointment, take some time to check around your home for areas that may be responsible for escaped warm air. Leaky doors and windows and other areas sap your furnace’s efficiency. You could be letting money fly out the door, literally! 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. When all your 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 look for those irritating 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, allowing 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 around your home. It’s not uncommon for people to 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. Check 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 prevent air from escaping. There are so many ways to make certain you get the most out of your regular 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 Triton HVAC & Refrigeration, 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 719-332-3458 or schedule an appointment online.