How Does Furnace Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home?01/12/2018Were you aware that your furnace can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear over the years will impact 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 costs. At Alltemp Comfort Services LLC, we advise annual furnace maintenance. Each year, we will evaluate your furnace for any potential problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also confirm your furnace is clean and make any necessary adjustments. One of the most important pieces 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 keeping an eye on it all year long. 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 the indoor 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 get a feel for how often to replace the filter. Air will run 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 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 throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be running overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you want. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for around half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Alltemp Comfort Services LLC, we can help confirm your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 803-318-6995, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.