Furnace Maintenance

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

Were you aware that your furnace can lose efficiency after a while? While inevitable wear and tear throughout 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 number one way you can keep your furnace running as it should and likely save some money on your utility bills.

At Freed Heating & Air Conditioning, 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. An important part 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 keeping an eye on it all year long.

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 your home’s environment. For example, 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 begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will run more freely through your indoor space when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice 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 has to work so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts avoidable 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 operating overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Freed Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help make sure your furnace is working at peak efficiency. Contact us to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 309-323-9584.

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