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Why Is My Furnace So Inefficient?

chilly-manNobody is thrilled about paying utility bills  in the winter, right? But it’s not  like  you’re just going to stop heating your home to save some money. That’d be ridiculous. Does that mean that you should just accept your high heating costs for what they are, though?

No, absolutely not. Because there’s a good chance that you can boost energy efficiency in a pretty simple way.

Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the more common reasons why good furnaces have bad efficiency levels. We’ll also talk about what you can do to resolve the problem! So keep the following information in mind, and be sure to let us know if you have any concerns about your furnace in St. Charles, MO.

Your Filter Isn’t Being Changed Frequently Enough

This is a frustrating one, because it is such a simple problem to avoid. If you’re not changing  your air filter as needed, then you are doing yourself, your furnace, and your budget a major disservice. What does “as needed” mean? Well, that kind of depends.

There are a lot of factors that can influence how frequently you actually need to change your air filter. Pets, general cleanliness, surrounding environment, etc. However, every 1-3 months is a good starting point.

Dirty filters create excessive airflow resistance, and that creates efficiency issues. Your system simply works harder than it should have to. Plus, it can suffer operational problems due to the strain that only add to inefficiency.

Your Ducts Are Leaking

If you use a furnace to heat your home, then you use ductwork to distribute heated air throughout your house. And if those ducts are leaking, then your furnace is working overtime to compensate for that. You’ll need to have your air ducts repaired professionally to resolve this problem. Of course, having them installed properly from the beginning is a good start.

Ducts may just degrade over time. They can be damaged during construction or renovations. They can even fall prey to pests. Whatever the case, you need to  make sure that they’re  working properly in your home. If not, your furnace has a serious uphill  battle ahead of it.

Your Maintenance Schedule Is Lacking

We absolutely cannot stress this one enough. If you don’t schedule routine heating maintenance for your furnace, there is no way that you can count on it to function as efficiently as possible. In truth, you can’t even bet on it functioning safely and reliably if it’s not inspected and tuned up annually.

Take advantage of our maintenance agreement to ensure that your furnace is delivering the stellar performance that you deserve. It’s worth every penny, especially when you consider the fact that members are entitled to a number of great benefits! Plus, we’ll make sure that your maintenance schedule isn’t interrupted once you’ve enrolled. Our goal is your total comfort and satisfaction, and our maintenance plan helps us to achieve that goal.

Schedule your heating services with the professional technicians here at Fresh Air Heating & Cooling.

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