Understanding furnace energy efficiency

Your furnace is what heats your home. When it comes to running in an efficient manner, you should not hear any abnormal sounds, while also not having to pay hundreds of dollars to heat the home. When a system is well maintained, not too old and has been up to date on the necessary checks, it should be running efficiently to heat the entire home.

However, this is not always the case when it comes to some furnaces inside homes. Here are some things that might make your furnace not as energy efficient as you’d like it to be.

Old Furnace

When the furnace is past its lifespan, then it is not going to be as efficient as someone would like. This is because it is older and trying to keep up with the heat it must pump out. Often, some of the parts inside are not working as good as they used too and are tired.

When this happens, it is important to speak with a professional regarding a replacement newer model. This can help boost the efficiency of the system in the home.


Not Maintained

A furnace that is not well maintained can cause a lot of problems. There are filters that must be switched out every month, three months to six months, depending on the specific furnace. When this is not done, the furnace must work harder to push the hot air through the home. Having regular maintenance done on the system can increase its efficiency.


Too Small for the Home

When the furnace is too small for the home it might constantly run to keep up with heating it. This becomes a problem since you must pay for that time that it is running. When this happens, it is always good to make sure that you have the right size furnace for the job.

If you want to have your system replaced, maintained, repaired or anything else, speaking with an HVAC professional is the best way to go.

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