How Does Furnace Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home?01/12/2018Do you know that your furnace can lose efficiency over time? While unavoidable wear and tear over 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. Taking the time to schedule regular maintenance is the number one way you can keep your furnace working as it should and potentially save some money on your utility bills. At Abilene Air-Tech Inc, we advise 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 make sure 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 keeping an eye on it all year long. 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 what your indoor environment is like. For instance, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more often 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 indoor space 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 works so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary 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 through your indoor space. And even though your furnace will be working 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Abilene Air-Tech Inc, we can help make sure your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. Contact us to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 325-692-5850, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.