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

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As you prepare for your annual air conditioner service over the next few months, 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 gone around and searched for leaky doors and windows. It’s something that almost all homes have to put up with, but there is a significant portion of money going between the cracks, going out the window – literally.

However, almost all 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 bonuses of your annual air conditioner service too, helping you potentially hold on to more cool air while helping to increase energy efficiency and your comfort.

So where should you look for those annoying leaks?

The attic.

Attics are known for allowing the most air out of your home, so look at 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 greatly 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 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 pre-sealed or add an airtight baffle to solve the problem on unsealed lights.
  • Attic access doors typically 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 escape in to your attic.

All house openings.

Windows and doors are normally the key culprits for losing cool air, and rightfully so.

  • Check to ensure the weatherstripping on all of your doors is in working order and is not cracked or torn. If it is, replace it.
  • View the border 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 uncover.
  • If your home has a chimney, make sure any holes 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 awfully 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at 918-682-8238 or schedule an appointment online.

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