Did you realize that your furnace can lose efficiency over time? While unescapable wear and tear during the years will impact 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 greatest way you can keep your furnace working as it should and potentially save some money on your utility bills.
At Aggressive Mechanical, we advise annual furnace maintenance. At all of our visits, we will assess 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. 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 take a look at the air filter during the year.
ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter on a monthly basis. 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 frequently than someone who doesn’t. By looking at your filter every month, you’ll start to see how often it should be replaced. Air will flow more freely through your indoor space when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice 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 needs to run so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary wear and tear on its components.
Another item that could decrease 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 would expect. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our professionals at Aggressive Mechanical.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Aggressive Mechanical, we can help confirm your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. Give us a call to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 732-806-5536.