Do you know that your furnace can lose efficiency over time? While unavoidable wear and tear over the years will impact your furnace’s efficiency, the main culprit when it comes to furnaces losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Making sure you schedule ongoing maintenance is the best way you can keep your furnace working as it should and likely save some money on your energy bills.
At All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we advise annual furnace maintenance. At all of our visits, we will inspect your furnace for any probable 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 we’ll always change your air 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. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. As an example, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more often than someone who doesn’t. By looking at your filter every month, you’ll start to see how often it should be replaced. Air will move more freely through your indoor space when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality in addition to an increase in furnace efficiency. You could also lengthen the life expectancy of your furnace by keeping its filter clean. That’s because your furnace has to work so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts preventable wear and tear on its components.
Another thing that could reduce 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 through your indoor space. And even though your furnace will be operating overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you want. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we can help confirm your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. Give us a call to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 256-801-4701.