A furnace lasting as long as possible is something most, if not all, homeowners want. furnaces can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, usually, as it depends on the quality of the furnace and how well it is cared for. Especially as we ensure the colder months, your goal is to make certain the furnace is going to make it through the season. There are a few tips that can extend the life of your furnace that we at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to share to help you get the most time out of your furnace.
Maintain Air Filter
If you neglect the air filter and you don’t have them replaced or cleaned the life out of your furnace can be drained. To prevent the dirt and debris from getting to the furnace’s mechanics, air filters are designed to collect the filth and keep it contained. Your furnace must work much harder to move air when dirt begins to cover the filter. The furnace fan will need to work hard to overcome the additional resistance because of the blanket of dirt and dust covering the filter. Your furnace will need to run longer in order to raise the temperature since less air is moving through the system as well.
Repair & Prevent Air Leaks
The warm air your furnace works so hard to produce through any kind of leak. In addition to losing the warm air you paired for resulting in it loosing years from the lifespan, your furnace is working harder and longer to keep up with the demand. Along with basement intrusions lets air infiltrate from the home, small gaps and spaces, especially the gaps and spaces around the front door, windows, walls, bathroom and kitchen vents. Ensuring your home is properly sealed and insulated is one of the best things you can do to not only improve the life of your furnace along with the comfort of your home. Use weather stripping and caulking accordingly to help seal the gaps.
Furnaces that are over worked will naturally break down the furnace permanently sooner rather than later. You need to implement balance with your furnace usage in order to avoid losing your furnace too early. A programmable furnace without worrying about human error is the best way to implement proper balance to your furnace. The usage of your heating system is better controlled when you install a programmable thermostat. Based on time of day and season, turning the heat down at night and during the day when no one is around, you can set a predefined schedule that adjusts the temperature of your home. Smart thermostats offer even less limitations to help you extend the life of your furnace.
Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance Services
We recommend having your furnace maintained at regular intervals to avoid the nightmare of getting your furnace repaired. When you are due for your furnace annual tune-up to be sure you are eliminating future issues that could occur on the coldest of Las Vegas winter an expert HVAC technician will run through an extensive checklist of items
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When it comes to your Las Vegas Valley’s Home’s central heating, you can rely on Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning for your repairs, replacements, installation, and maintenance needs. Call us today!