Even though we don’t need our furnace for many months out of the year in the Vegas Valley, it is still important that our furnace is working for those cold months that we get every winter. Most homeowners want to do everything in their power to ensure their furnace lasts as long as possible since they are so expensive to replace. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some tips to help you get the most out of your furnace and extend its life as much as possible.
Make Furnace More Efficient By Reducing the Work it has to Do
If you are trying to get the most out of your aging furnace, the biggest thing you are going to want to do is to reduce its work load. You don’t want an older furnace to be working any harder than is absolutely necessary if you want it to be around much longer. There are several ways you can ensure your furnace isn’t working harder than it needs to be. Following are some of the adjustments you can make in your home so that your furnace isn’t working harder than it should.
– Blocked air vents that aren’t allowing proper air flow
– Lack of insulation in some parts of the house
– Humidity issues
– Constant adjustments to the thermostat
– Leaks and drafts around doors and windows
– Failure to close exterior doors during the winter
Importance of Changing Furnace Filters Regularly
The air filter on your furnace is an important part of its overall function. If your furnace isn’t getting the air flow that it needs, it will have to work twice as hard as it normally would to operate. For this reason, it is important that you are changing your filter regularly in order to extend the life of your furnace. There are many different types of filters that you can choose from for your system and some of them will require changing or cleaning more often than others. A generic air filter for your furnace will likely require monthly changing.
Don’t Skip Furnace Tune Up & Maintenance
It is especially important that you don’t skip your yearly maintenance appointment for an older furnace. There may be small repairs that need to be made for it to continue working and running well. During routine maintenance, one of the heating technicians at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will give your furnace a thorough inspection. We will look for any signs of wear or tear that could prohibit your furnace from working as it should. We will also clean it thoroughly so that the working parts of your heating system are able to work with more ease and less strain. We will also check for any issues that could pose a danger to your home as your furnace gets older like a cracked heat exchanger.