Winter nights in Las Vegas, NV get downright cold. You’ll need a properly functioning heating system to keep your home comfortable. Because Las Vegas homes are built to keep the intense summertime heat out, they’re not as good at retaining the heat produced by your furnace. As the weather gets colder, look for these signs that your furnace efficiency is low.
Inefficient furnaces don’t deliver enough heat to your home. Some rooms might be too cold, while others are just right or too hot. Your home could also have humidity or air quality problems caused by low furnace efficiency. If your furnace isn’t doing a good job of heating your home, you won’t be comfortable. This may lead you to tinker with the thermostat.
Frequent Furnace Cycling
Poor furnace efficiency causes frequent heating cycles. That’s because the furnace has a tough time reaching the temperature setting on your thermostat. If your furnace turns on again within a minute of turning off, it may need maintenance or a repair. If the annual furnace tune-up doesn’t help the frequent cycling issue, poor efficiency may be the cause.
High Utility Bills
Look at December from this year and compare it to last year’s December bill. Go back another year or two and review the average daily temperature. If you’re paying more each year, you could have a furnace efficiency problem. Inefficient furnaces that cycle frequently and cause you to tinker with the thermostat will lead to higher utility bills, explains the Department of Energy. If your furnace is 15-20 years old and has an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating of 80%, you could save as much as $1,550 per year on heating costs by upgrading to a furnace with an AFUE of 98%.
To learn more about the signs of poor furnace efficiency, take a look at Infinity Heating and Cooling’s heating services, or reach out to our qualified service technicians any time.