Did you realize that your furnace can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unescapable wear and tear during the years will cause some impact on your furnace’s efficiency, the most popular 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 running as it should and potentially save some money on your utility bills.
At Mayeuxs AC & Heating, we suggest annual furnace maintenance. At all of our visits, we will inspect 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 checking and replacing it throughout the year.
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 your home’s environment. For instance, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more often than someone who doesn’t. By assessing your filter every month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will move more freely through your home 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 preventable wear and tear on its components.
Another item 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 expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Mayeuxs AC & Heating.
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is a big deal. At Mayeuxs AC & Heating, we can help confirm your furnace is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at (985) 764-2426.