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

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Were you aware that your furnace can lose efficiency after a while? While inevitable wear and tear during the years will cause some impact on your furnace’s efficiency, the leading 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 potentially save some money on your utility bills.

At E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service, we recommend annual furnace maintenance. At each visit, we will assess your furnace for any likely problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also make sure 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 on a monthly basis. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the indoor environment. As an example, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more regularly than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll get a feel for how often to replace the filter. Air will run more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll benefit from 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 works so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable wear and tear on its components.

Another item 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 within your house. And even though your furnace will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service.

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 E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service, we can help confirm your furnace is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 979-335-4262, or you can book an appointment with us online.

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