How Does Furnace Maintenance Impact the Energy Efficiency of Your Home?01/12/2018Did you realize that your furnace can lose efficiency after a while? While unescapable wear and tear throughout the years will impact your furnace’s efficiency, the most popular 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 operating as it should and possibly save some money on your energy bills. At Bormida Mechanical Services Inc, we suggest annual furnace maintenance. At all of our visits, we will inspect your furnace for any probable problems and recommend repairs if they’re needed. We’ll also confirm your furnace is clean and make any necessary adjustments. An important part 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 take a look at the air filter during the year. ENERGY STAR® recommends changing your air filter every month. You might want to exchange your filter more or less frequently, depending on your filter type, your system and your home’s environment. For 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 home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see 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 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 professionals at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc. Your heating and cooling system is responsible for approximately half your home’s energy usage, so having an efficient furnace is important. At Bormida Mechanical Services Inc, we can help confirm your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. Call us today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance at 217-210-2662, or you can book an appointment with us online.