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

As you prep for your annual air conditioner service this season, take a moment to consider calculating the amount that you spend on heating and cooling during the year. Then, think about the last time you’ve gone around and looked for leaky doors and windows. It’s something that practically all homes have to deal with, but there is a significant portion of money going between the cracks, going out the window – literally.

However, most of the cracks and leaks can be easily handled on your own, helping you save money all year. Plus, it can help you increase the bonuses 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 annoying leaks?

The attic.

Attics are notorious for allowing the most air out of your home, so look at these specific areas while up in your attic:

  • Stud cavities around your home could be open, or uninsulated, meaning air can easily leak out, leaving you with a less-than-comfortable home and significantly 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 normally have vents that open in to the attic, which leaves the door open for cool air loss. Make sure your lights come already sealed or add an airtight baffle to take care of the concern on unsealed lights.
  • Attic access doors usually 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 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 isn’t cracked or torn. If it is, replace it.
  • View 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 pretty long, but if you take a little time to tackle the list we’ve outlined, you can possibly 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 Temp Control of Vero Beach a call at 772-232-7649 or schedule an appointment online.

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