Lakes Region Heating and Air Conditioning discuss the importance and benefits of scheduling a furnace tune-up every year.

3 Ways Furnace Tune-Ups Pay Off

Posted: September 25, 2019 at 1:30pm
By: Lakes Region HVAC

Whether you’re heating and cooling your home, a vacation home, or your business, maintaining your furnace is an important part of getting the most out of your budget.
Heating and cooling costs account for more than 40% of the average household budget, according to ENERGY STAR®.

There’s more to your indoor environment than simply dollars and cents, however—there’s people.
The best air conditioning and heating systems create a healthy indoor climate for everyone in the building. Regular service to these energy-efficient HVAC appliances ensures climate control when you need it, less repairs, and a longer lifespan for the equipment.

See how to save money on air conditioner tune-ups.

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If you’re looking to save money by skipping your annual furnace tune-up, here are 3 ways preventative maintenance pays off:

 Furnace tune-ups save money on heating costs and emergency repairs

1. Your furnace runs better.

Today’s energy-efficient furnaces perform so well because they use state-of-the-art heating technology and digital processing capabilities to provide accurate, consistent heat, while conserving fuel.

First, preventative maintenance by an authorized contractor ensures your manufacturer’s warranty remains valid so you stay protected against any mechanical defects.

Second, a trained HVAC technician knows how to clean and calibrate furnaces to achieve optimal performance. A mundane issue such as a clogged air filter is easy to solve but can result in catastrophic damage to your furnace.

For every year a furnace misses a scheduled service, it loses on average 5% of its efficiency, according to many industry experts. By maintaining your furnace with scheduled tune-ups, it will continue to save you money on energy costs.

 Lakes Region technicians respond fast to 24/7 emergency repair in New Hampshire.

2. You save money year over year on energy costs.

Ideally, you want a furnace with a high Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). The higher the AFUE, however, the higher the cost of the furnace.

But wait! Especially in the harsh New Hampshire winters, upfront purchase and installation costs can be recouped quickly through lower fuel bills, according to Consumer Reports.

The AFUE is simply a measured percentage of how much fuel the furnace converts into heat.

For example, a furnace with a 95% AFUE converts all but 5% of its fuel into heat. The unconverted fuel is still paid for (by you) but is lost to a small margin of inefficiency. To get the most long-term savings, you need to go back to #1: you lose on average 5% efficiency every year your furnace misses a professional maintenance service.

Energy Star rebates and incentives make eco-friendly heating & cooling affordable.

3. You help save the planet.

In our environmentally aware culture, treading lightly on Mother Earth is important to everyone who wants to improve the condition of our planet.

See how much more you can do by switching to geothermal heating and cooling.

The AFUE is simply a measured percentage of how much fuel the furnace converts into heat.

The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives has a complete list of energy-efficiency rebates and incentives to help homeowners and business owners increase their building efficiency, save energy and money, and reduce environmental pollution.

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Have another question? Contact the Lakes Region team, and we’ll find your solution.

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