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

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

However, most of the cracks and leaks can be easily taken care of on your own, helping you save money throughout the year. Plus, it can help you maximize the perks 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 look for those irritating leaks?

The attic.

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

  • Stud cavities around your home can be open, or uninsulated, meaning air can easily leak out, leaving you with a less-than-comfortable home and considerably diminishing your energy efficiency as well. If you would like 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 already sealed or add an airtight baffle to solve the issue 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 key culprits for losing cool air, and rightfully so.

  • Check to be sure the weatherstripping on all of your doors is in working order and hasn’t been 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 holes you notice.
  • If your home has a chimney, be sure any gaps around the flue or chimney itself are properly covered with aluminum flashing to block 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 tips 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 Smyth Air Conditioning Inc a call at 561-533-6066 or schedule an appointment online.

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