For many homeowners, regular HVAC maintenance serves one purpose, primarily: to prevent your furnace from breaking down on the coldest night of the year right when you need it the most. However, for some, that’s not a good enough reason to spend the money on maintenance. What most homeowners don’t know is that regular maintenance on your HVAC will actually save you quite a bit of money in terms of energy costs.
Regular furnace maintenance that is carried out by the service technician includes:
- Checking and sealing vent connections
- Combustion-efficiency testing
- Checking the physical integrity of the combustion chamber and the heat exchanger
- Adjusting blower control and removing dirt
- Checking the fuel input
- Cleaning away and rectifying the causes of dirt, soot, and corrosion
Many of the tasks listed above work to keep your furnace working properly, but they also go a long way towards energy efficiency. Tasks like sealing vent connections and combustion-efficiency testing will go a long way towards keeping your energy bills lower.
Furthermore, while you can do it yourself, seasonal HVAC maintenance is a great way to remember to change your air filter or at least make sure it gets done. If there is one simple way to lower your energy costs this winter, it is to change that air filter out every three months or when you notice that it is dirty.
Regular HVAC maintenance is great for identifying potential problems and getting them fixed before they become actual problems. However, it really does make a meaningful impact on energy efficiency. All furnaces are designed in such a way to work as efficiently as possible, but if there is a problem—even just a small crack somewhere—it can damage the integrity and it will cause it not to function as it needs to heat your home efficiently.
Contact us at M&M Mechanical, Inc. to learn about our maintenance services today.