Furnace Maintenance

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

Did you realize that your furnace can lose efficiency as time goes on? While unavoidable wear and tear throughout the years will cause some impact on your furnace’s efficiency, the leading culprit when it comes to furnaces losing efficiency is lack of maintenance. Making sure you schedule ongoing maintenance is the number one way you can keep your furnace working as it should and potentially save some money on your utility bills.

At Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc, we advise annual furnace maintenance. At all of our visits, we will evaluate your furnace for any likely 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 take a look at the air filter during 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 your home’s environment. As an example, if you have pets, you may need to change your air filter more often than someone who doesn’t. By assessing your filter every month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will run more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll benefit from 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 has to work so much harder when you have a dirty air filter and that puts unnecessary 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 operating overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you want. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask our team at Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc.

Your heating and cooling system is responsible for around half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is critical. At Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc, we can help make sure your furnace is working at peak efficiency. Contact us to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 262-358-9468.

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