Furnace Maintenance

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

Do you know that your furnace can lose efficiency after a while? While inevitable wear and tear throughout 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. Taking the time to schedule regular maintenance is the number one way you can keep your furnace running as it should and potentially save some money on your energy bills.

At Mustang Mechanical, we suggest annual furnace maintenance. At each visit, we will assess your furnace for any likely problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also confirm your furnace is clean and make any necessary adjustments. A key piece of a clean furnace is a clean air filter. While we’ll always change your air 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 monthly. Your filter may need to be replaced 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 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 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 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 unnecessary wear and tear on its components.

Another item that could impact 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 working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Mustang Mechanical.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for about half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Mustang Mechanical, we can help confirm your furnace is running at peak efficiency. Contact us to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 972-445-9504.

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