Extending the Life of Your Furnace And Its Efficiency
How to Extend the Life of Your Furnace
With winter upon us, your furnace is working harder than usual.
When it isn’t correctly cared for, this extra work can wear it down quickly.
Extending the life of your furnace and getting more use out of it will save you both money and time.
Avoid having to deal with a cold house during the winter months with an effective and long-lasting furnace.
Keep your HVAC system not only running longer but running more efficiently with a few of these easy tips.
Your furnace gets used a lot in the winter.
Be sure that it’s ready for its most used season by getting a maintenance check in the fall.
These maintenance checks and tune-ups will usually involve tests for carbon monoxide leaks, cleaning your filters, and checking for other potential concerns.
To ensure that your furnace keeps running strong, avoid problems before they become problems with maintenance checks.
Replacing your filter will keep your furnace running smoothly.
Many people don’t ever change this filter, leading to unclean air in your home and potential damage to your furnace.
When your filter is dirty, your furnace must work hard to pump air through it, using more energy and wearing down your furnace faster.
Replacing a filter is fast and cheap. You can do it yourself in no time.
How often you should change your filter will depend on how many people are in your house, if you have pets, if anyone in your home has allergies, how big your house is, etc.
But it is generally a good practice to be replacing your filters at least every six months.
Installing a thermostat may seem like a no-brainer, but many people either do not have a thermostat or have an outdated one.
It’s much easier to keep your furnace healthy if you know how it’s operating.
If you need a thermostat installed or replaced, contact a professional to ensure it is properly done.
Knowing how your furnace is operating is the first step to maintaining it.
Clean Furnace Space
Keep your furnace and its surrounding air clean to ensure that it is pumping clean air and running smoothly.
A furnace can potentially be a fire hazard when placed around flammable things such as clothing, books, etc.
For more advice on extending the life of your furnace, give us a call at Guardian Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your furnace service in Centennial, CO at (303) 952-9047.
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