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

January 12, 2018

Do you know that your furnace can lose efficiency as time goes on? 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. Taking the time to schedule regular maintenance is the greatest way you can keep your furnace running as it should and potentially save some money on your energy bills.

At True Temp Heating & Air Inc, we suggest 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 we’ll always change your air 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 might want to exchange your filter 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 regularly 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 see improved air quality in addition to an increase in furnace efficiency. You could also extend 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 preventable wear and tear on its components.

Another thing 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 running overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at True Temp Heating & Air Inc.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for around half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At True Temp Heating & Air Inc, we can help ensure your furnace is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 706-695-7492.