Furnace Maintenance

How Does Furnace Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home?

Were you aware that your furnace can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unescapable wear and tear over the years will have some effect on your furnace’s efficiency, the most popular culprit when it comes to furnaces losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Ensuring you have regular furnace maintenance performed is the greatest way you can keep your furnace operating as it should and possibly save some money on your energy bills.

At All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we suggest annual furnace maintenance. At each visit, we will inspect your furnace for any potential problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also ensure your furnace is clean and make any necessary adjustments. An important part of a clean furnace is a clean air filter. While our experts will replace the filter during furnace maintenance, you can help keep your furnace efficient by keeping an eye on it all year long.

ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter monthly. Your filter may need to be replaced more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the indoor environment. For example, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more frequently than someone who doesn’t. By assessing your filter every month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will run more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality in addition to an increase in furnace efficiency. You could also improve the life expectancy of your furnace by keeping its filter clean. That’s because your furnace works so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts preventable wear and tear on its components.

Another factor that could impact your furnace’s efficiency is leaking ductwork. If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently deliver air throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be operating overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for around half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we can help make sure your furnace is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 256-801-4701, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.