Were you aware that your furnace can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unescapable wear and tear over the years will impact 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 working as it should and likely save some money on your energy bills.
At Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we recommend 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 confirm your furnace is clean and make any necessary adjustments. A key piece 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 take a look at the air filter during the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter every month. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. For instance, 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 home 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 unnecessary 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 within your house. And even though your furnace will be running overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you want. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is a big deal. At Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we can help make sure your furnace is running at peak efficiency. Give us a call to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 877-389-2465.