Do you know that your furnace can lose efficiency after a while? While unavoidable wear and tear throughout the years will have some effect on 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 likely save some money on your energy bills.
At Titan Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend annual furnace maintenance. At all of our visits, we will assess your furnace for any likely problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also make sure your furnace is clean and make any necessary adjustments. A key piece of a clean furnace is a clean air filter. Even though we replace your air 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. Your filter may need to be replaced 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 regularly than someone who doesn’t. By assessing your filter every month, you’ll get a feel for how often to replace the filter. Air will run more freely through your home 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 unnecessary wear and tear on its components.
Another thing 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 Titan Heating & Air Conditioning.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for around half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is a big deal. At Titan Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help confirm your furnace is running at peak efficiency. Give us a call to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 541-286-6617.