Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your Winnipeg Home

Prior to your annual furnace service appointment, spend a little time checking around your home for areas that may be leaking warm air. Leaky doors and windows and other areas make your furnace less efficient. You could be throwing money out the window! Just identifying leaks could make a vast difference in your energy savings.

Repairing many cracks and leaks can be a simple DIY project that could help you save money for years to come. By sealing these leaks, you’ll also get the most benefit from your annual furnace service. Can you think of a better HVAC-related scenario than improving 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 escape through your attic. Here are some specific areas to look at:

  • Stud cavities could be open or uninsulated, permitting air to easily leak out. You’ll wind up with a chillier 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 significant amount of heat escape.

Any openings into your house.

A lot of heat is lost through windows and doors.

  • Inspect 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. Just use a caulking gun to plug 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 make certain you get the most out of your preventive 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 Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 204-272-8128.

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