Homeowners usually want their furnaces to last as long as possible. All depending on the quality of the furnace and how well it is cared for, furnaces can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, usually. Your goal is to make certain the furnace is going to make it through the season, especially as we ensure the colder months. We at Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating would like to provide some tips that can extend the life of your furnace to help you get the most time out of your furnace.
Air Filter Maintenance
The life out of your furnace can be drained if you neglect the air filter and you don’t have them replaced or cleaned. The air filter protects your furnace from the dirt and debris it collects from allowing that filth to enter the furnace. When dirt begins to cover the filter if your furnace must work much harder to move air. Because of the blanket of dirt and dust covering the filter, the furnace fan will need to work hard to overcome the additional resistance. Also, since less air is moving through the system, your furnace will need to run longer in order to raise the temperature.
Prevent Air Leaks
Through any kind of leak, the warm air your furnace works so hard to produce. Your furnace is working harder and longer to keep up with the demand, in addition to losing the warm air you paired for resulting in it loosing years from the lifespan. Small gaps and spaces, especially the gaps and spaces around the front door, windows, bathroom and kitchen vents, walls, along with basement intrusions lets air infiltrate from the home. One of the best things you can do to not only improve the life of your furnace but also the comfort of your home is to ensure your home is properly sealed and insulated. To help seal the gaps use weather stripping and caulking accordingly.
Naturally breaking down permanently sooner rather than later are furnaces that are over worked. Despite the toasty comforts you receive, you are reducing your furnace’s longevity. In order to avoid losing your furnace too early, you need to implement balance with your furnace usage. The best way to implement proper balance to your furnace is with a programmable furnace without worrying about human error. When you install a programmable thermostat, the usage of your heating system is better controlled. You can set a predefined schedule that adjusts the temperature of your home based on time of day and season, turning the heat down at night and during the day when no one is around. To help you extend the life of your furnace, smart thermostats offer even less limitations.
Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance
To avoid the nightmare of getting your furnace repaired, we recommend having your furnace maintained at regular intervals. An expert HVAC technician will run through an extensive checklist of items 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 Houston winter.
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You can rely on Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating for your repairs, installation, replacements, and maintenance needs when it comes to your Las Vegas Valley’s Home’s central heating. Contact us today!