Do you know that your furnace can lose efficiency after a while? While unavoidable wear and tear throughout the years will cause some impact on your furnace’s efficiency, the main culprit when it comes to furnaces losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Ensuring you have regular furnace maintenance performed is the greatest way you can keep your furnace running as it should and possibly save some money on your energy bills.
At Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C., we recommend annual furnace maintenance. Each year, we will inspect your furnace for any probable problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also ensure your furnace is clean and make any necessary adjustments. One of the most important pieces of a clean furnace is a clean air filter. Even though we replace your air 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 every month. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and the indoor environment. For example, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more frequently than someone who doesn’t. By checking your filter every month, you’ll get a feel for how often to replace the filter. Air will flow more freely through your house 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 preventable wear and tear on its components.
Another thing 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 operating 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 team at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C..
Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is a big deal. At Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C., we can help ensure your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. Give us a call to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 956-630-3522.