Furnace Maintenance

How Does Furnace Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home?

Do you know that your furnace can lose efficiency as time goes on? While inevitable 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. Making sure you schedule ongoing maintenance is the greatest way you can keep your furnace running as it should and possibly save some money on your utility bills.

At Premium Air Services LLC, 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. 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 on a monthly basis. Your filter may need to be replaced more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. As an example, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more regularly than someone who doesn’t. By looking at your filter every month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will run more freely through your house 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 works so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary 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 within your house. And even though your furnace will be running 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 Premium Air Services LLC.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Premium Air Services LLC, we can help confirm your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 713-364-9957.

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