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

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Were you aware that your furnace can lose efficiency over time? While inevitable wear and tear during 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 best way you can keep your furnace operating as it should and potentially save some money on your utility costs.

At House of Heating Incorporated, we recommend annual furnace maintenance. Each year, we will inspect your furnace for any likely 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 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 may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. For example, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more frequently than someone who doesn’t. By looking at your filter every month, you’ll get a feel for how often to replace the filter. Air will run more freely through your house 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 needs to run so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable 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 through your indoor space. 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 professionals at House of Heating Incorporated.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At House of Heating Incorporated, we can help confirm your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 888-384-3163.

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