Did you realize that your furnace can lose efficiency as time goes on? While inevitable wear and tear throughout the years will impact your furnace’s efficiency, the main culprit when it comes to furnaces losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Ensuring you have regular furnace maintenance performed is the number one way you can keep your furnace operating as it should and possibly save some money on your utility costs.
At Air Service Co., we advise annual furnace maintenance. At each visit, 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. A key piece 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 checking and replacing it throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter every month. You might want to exchange your filter more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and what your indoor environment is like. For example, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more regularly than someone who doesn’t. By assessing your filter every month, you’ll start to see how often it should be replaced. Air will run more freely through your indoor space when you have a clean filter. You’ll benefit from 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 has to work so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable wear and tear on its components.
Another thing that could decrease 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 within your house. And even though your furnace will be operating overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Air Service Co..
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for around half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is a big deal. At Air Service Co., we can help make sure your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 918-212-8943.