Furnace Maintenance

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

Do you know that your furnace can lose efficiency over time? 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. Taking the time to schedule regular maintenance is the greatest way you can keep your furnace operating as it should and likely save some money on your energy bills.

At Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd, we suggest annual furnace maintenance. Each year, we will inspect your furnace for any likely 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 we’ll always change your air 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. 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. For instance, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more frequently 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 move 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 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 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 throughout your home. And even though your furnace will be running 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 Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd, we can help make sure your furnace is working at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 519-664-0600.

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