Did you realize that your furnace can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear throughout the years will have some effect 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 greatest way you can keep your furnace running as it should and likely save some money on your energy bills.
At Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we suggest annual furnace maintenance. At all of our visits, we will inspect your furnace for any likely 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 checking and replacing it throughout the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter every month. Your filter may need to be replaced more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. For instance, 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 move more freely through your house 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 needs to run so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts preventable wear and tear on its components.
Another item 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 would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc..
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for around half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we can help ensure your furnace is working at peak efficiency. Give us a call to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 303-452-4146.