How Does Furnace Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home?01/12/2018Did you realize that your furnace can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unescapable wear and tear during the years will have some effect on your furnace’s efficiency, the most popular 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 operating as it should and possibly save some money on your energy bills. At Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc, we advise annual furnace maintenance. At each visit, we will evaluate your furnace for any potential problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also ensure 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 what your indoor environment is like. As an 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 start to see how often it should be replaced. Air will flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice 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 avoidable wear and tear on its components. Another factor 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 want. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our experts at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc, we can help confirm your furnace is running at peak efficiency. Give us a call to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 602-997-5701, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.