How Does Furnace Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home?01/12/2018Did you realize that your furnace can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unavoidable wear and tear during the years will impact your furnace’s efficiency, the main culprit when it comes to furnaces losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Ensuring you have regular furnace maintenance performed is the best way you can keep your furnace operating as it should and possibly save some money on your energy bills. At Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we suggest annual furnace maintenance. Each year, 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 might want to exchange your filter more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the indoor environment. For instance, 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 begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will flow 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 lengthen 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 unnecessary 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 within your house. And even though your furnace will be operating overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you want. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we can help make sure your furnace is working at peak efficiency. Contact us to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 303-452-4146, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.