Without sacrificing the comfort through winter weather, many homeowners want their heating system to last as long as possible. In an effort to assist you to get most out of the furnace, we at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to offer a few recommendations.
Programmable Thermostat Installation
Early retirement is imminent when you make your furnace work overtime. The longevity is reduced as you enjoy comfort of the unnoticed furnace over usage. Without the right balance of the furnace’s usage, the furnace simple won’t last. For more efficiency and reducing the risk of human error, a smart or programmable is a cost-effective fix. Best done with programmable thermostats, ultimately, is controlling the usage of your heating system. To help significantly, the predefined schedule that adjusts the temperature of your home, the heat down at night and during the day when no one is around and that adjusting the temperature of your home based on time of day and season. In addition to saving money and energy, you can increase the longevity of the furnace.
Sealing Air Leaks
The hard work of warm air the furnace produces are robbed by air leaks. As the air leaks drain your home of that warm air, the lifespan of the furnace is reduced since the furnace is pushed to work harder and longer. Air is allowed to infiltrate as the small gaps and spaces around the front door, windows, walls, bathroom and kitchen vents, in addition to the basement. By making sure your home is properly sealed and insulated, you can prevent drafts and eliminate air leaks and improve comfort of your home as well as the life of your furnace. In front of suspecting doors and windows, place a lit incense stick to find potential air leaks. Should any smoke rise up, you do not have any leaks. In the event the smoke moves in a different direction you do have a leak. To help fill these gaps and stop leaks, weather stripping and caulking is used.
Air Filter Changes
Filters need replacement when they look old or filthy. The life of your furnace is drained when you neglect the filters. The air filter function is to clean the air and protect your system to prevent dirt and debris to enter the furnace. When dirt begins to cover the filter, your furnace must work much harder to move air. The additional resistance because dirt and dust are covering the filter, the furnace fan will need to work hard to overcome. In order to raise the temperature since less air is moving through the system your furnace will need to run longer. To keep the furnace functioning, clean and check on your air filter regularly.
Schedule Routine Furnace Maintenance
To avoid the disappointment of getting your furnace repaired and even replaced, it is recommended having your furnace maintained on a routine basis. Regular professional tune-up service contributes to a longer lasting furnace.