When winter arrives you should be able to heat your home without worrying about the cost. Everyone deserves to be comfortable, but the fact of the matter is that many people have inefficient heating systems that are more expensive to operate than they should be. At RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning we want our clients to be able to maintain comfortable temperatures in their homes year round without racking up high energy bills. If you find that your Cincinnati home’s furnace is not performing well and is costing too much to operate, here are some possible reasons why.
One of the major causes of furnace inefficiency is one of the most simple. Some furnaces are simply too old to provide your home with the efficient heating performance that you need. Modern furnaces have pretty long lifespans, but it is important to accept the fact when your furnace is no longer able to keep up with the demand you place on it. When your furnace gets to this point it will wind up costing you more to have it repaired and to continue its operation than it will to invest in a new, more efficient furnace. Have your furnace inspected and evaluated by a professional service technician. It may be worth the initial expense of a replacement furnace to get the benefits of an efficient heating system.
If your furnace is not that old there are a number of factors that can reduce its efficiency. One of the main problems that we come across is an improperly sized furnace. It’s pretty obvious that an undersized furnace will not be able to heat your home efficiently, but many people do not realize that an oversized furnace can be just as ineffective. If your furnace brings the temperature in your home up too quickly it will shut off and come back on too frequently, which is known as short cycling. This puts unnecessary wear and tear on your furnace as well as reducing efficiency and indoor air quality.
Whatever the problem with your furnace, the best defense you have against inefficiency is regular, professional maintenance. There is simply no better alternative than routine maintenance to keep your furnace working as efficiently as possible. There are too many possible causes for furnace inefficiency, from poor installation to damaged ducts and even poorly placed thermostats, to diagnose and resolve the issue on your own. Do yourself a favor this heating season. Call RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning to have the furnace in your Cincinnati home professionally inspected and maintained. We’ll make sure that you are getting the best performance that your furnace can provide to keep you warm and save you money.