The key to staying comfortable over the winter is keeping your Horizon, TX, furnace running efficiently. Over time, furnaces tend to lose that efficiency, slowly pushing up your utility and repair costs. Here’s how to tell if your furnace is still running efficiently and what you can do about it.
Neglected Furnace Filter
Good airflow is the key to your system running efficiently, and your air filter is the first line of defense. However, to keep air flowing effectively through your system, your filter requires periodic replacing. Neglected filters both cost you in system efficiency and can easily lead to additional furnace repairs.
You need to replace common air filters about every 30-90 days. Check it monthly and gently vacuum dust and dirt around your equipment to boost its efficiency between changes.
When you first move in, you may carefully plan where your furniture and things will go, avoiding blocking vents. Over time, you may move furniture around, and those vents may become blocked. If air cannot easily flow from your vents, your system’s efficiency takes a hit.
Make sure your vents are open in each room. Double-check that all vents have at least 2-3 inches of clearance to maximize the airflow within your rooms.
Forgotten Routine Maintenance
Your system requires routine maintenance to keep it running efficiently. Over time, your furnace will experience internal airflow restrictions and component degradation. If you haven’t had professional maintenance in the last year, your system isn’t running as well as it could.
During a routine maintenance visit, your technician will clean the collected contaminants that cause airflow restrictions. They will test the furnace’s components to ensure optimal performance. Catching small problems early allows you to correct them before they degrade your system’s efficiency in the dead of winter.
Don’t spend your holiday bonus trying to heat your home this winter. Call our NATE-certified technicians at Dynamic Heating & Cooling, Refrigeration to schedule your HVAC maintenance today.
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