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 unescapable wear and tear throughout 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 number one way you can keep your furnace working as it should and possibly save some money on your utility bills.

At Rescue Heating & Air , we suggest annual furnace maintenance. At all of our visits, we will evaluate your furnace for any potential problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also ensure 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 checking and replacing it throughout 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. As an 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 begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will move more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll see 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 preventable wear and tear on its components.

Another factor that could decrease 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 professionals at Rescue Heating & Air .

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Rescue Heating & Air , we can help make sure your furnace is running at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 361-265-4371.

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