Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Air Conditioner Service in Your Indian River County Home

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As you get ready for your annual air conditioner service this year, take a minute to consider breaking down the amount that you spend on heating and cooling throughout the year. Then, think about the last time you’ve taken a walk around and looked for leaky doors and windows. It’s something that almost all homes have to battle with, but there is a large portion of money going between the cracks, going out the window – literally.

However, the majority of the cracks and leaks can be easily sealed on your own, helping you save money all year. Plus, it can help you boost the perks of your annual air conditioner service too, helping you potentially preserve more cool air while helping to boost energy efficiency and your comfort.

So where should you check for those pesky leaks?

The attic.

Attics are well-known for allowing the most air out of your home, so view these certain areas while up in your attic:

  • Stud cavities around your home may be open, or uninsulated, meaning air can easily get out, leaving you with a less-than-comfortable home and greatly diminishing your energy efficiency as well. If you want to get the most out of your annual air conditioner service, make sure you fill these holes to better insulate your home.
  • Recessed lights typically have vents that open in to the attic, which leaves the door open for cool air loss. Make sure your lights come previously sealed or add an airtight baffle to take care of the concern on unsealed lights.
  • Attic access doors normally aren’t thought of when you swap out or install weatherstripping to other windows or doors around your house but can let quite a bit of cool air enter in to your attic.

All house openings.

Windows and doors are usually the main culprits for losing cool air, and rightfully so.

  • Check to ensure the weatherstripping on all of your doors is in working order and hasn’t been cracked or torn. If it is, replace it.
  • Check the edge of all of your home’s windows, both in and outdoor, inspecting the caulking. It’s easy to use a caulking gun to plug any gaps you find.
  • If your home has a chimney, be sure any openings around the flue or chimney itself are properly covered with aluminum flashing to inhibit air flow.

The number of ways you can get the most out of your annual air conditioner service dollars is awfully long, but if you take a little time to tackle the recommendations we’ve outlined, you can probably make your home more efficient and more comfortable. If you have any questions about these pointers or are just looking to set up air conditioner service, give Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-571-1080 or schedule an appointment online.

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