Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Air Conditioner Service in Your Anaheim Home

As you get ready for your annual air conditioner service over the next few months, take a moment to consider breaking down the amount that you spend on heating and cooling during the year. Then, think about the last time you’ve gone around and checked for leaky doors and windows. It’s something that almost all homes have to deal with, but there is a significant portion of money slipping 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 throughout the year. Plus, it can help you boost the benefits of your annual air conditioner service too, helping you potentially retain more cool air while helping to boost energy efficiency and your comfort.

So where should you check for those irritating leaks?

The attic.

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

  • Stud cavities around your home could be open, or uninsulated, meaning air can easily sneak out, leaving you with a less-than-comfortable home and considerably impacting your energy efficiency as well. If you are wanting to get the most out of your annual air conditioner service, make sure you fill these gaps to better insulate your home.
  • Recessed lights usually 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 handle the problem on unsealed lights.
  • Attic access doors usually aren’t thought of when you change 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 normally the chief culprits for losing cool air, and rightfully so.

  • Check to make sure the weatherstripping on all of your doors is in working order and hasn’t been cracked or torn. If it is, replace it.
  • Look at the perimeter 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 prevent air flow.

The variety of ways you can get the most out of your annual air conditioner service dollars is very long, but if you take a little time to tackle the tips we’ve outlined, you can potentially make your home more efficient and more comfortable. If you have any questions about these recommendations or are just looking to set up air conditioner service, give Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. a call at 714-453-4711 or schedule an appointment online.

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