Do you know that your furnace can lose efficiency as time goes on? While inevitable wear and tear throughout the years will cause some impact on your furnace’s efficiency, the most popular culprit when it comes to furnaces losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Taking the time to schedule regular maintenance is the number one way you can keep your furnace operating as it should and potentially save some money on your energy bills.
At Edington Heating & Cooling Inc, we recommend annual furnace maintenance. At each visit, we will assess 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 monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and what your indoor environment is like. As an example, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more often 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 works so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable wear and tear on its components.
Another factor 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 working 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 Edington Heating & Cooling Inc.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for around half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Edington Heating & Cooling Inc, we can help confirm your furnace is running at peak efficiency. Give us a call to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 937-558-9478.