As furnaces are expensive, you want yours to last as long as possible. A furnace can last up to 20 years, but if you keep it well-maintained, a furnace can last up to 30 years. These are some things you can do to extend your furnace’s life expectancy.
Change the Filter Regularly
Changing the filter on your furnace regularly is one of the easiest, cheapest, and most effective ways to extend its lifespan. The filter traps dust, pet hair, dust mites, and other things floating in the air. Over time, the filter gets clogged unless it’s changed.
A clogged filter causes your furnace to work much harder. Airflow is reduced, which causes the furnace to overheat. This reduces its lifespan. Change the filter every one to three months, depending on how dirty it is.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Smart thermostats can help your furnace last longer. They help your furnace operate more efficiently, which means it’s not running when it isn’t necessary. Your furnace operating less means it lasts longer.
Daflure in New Cumberland, PA, has top-rated smart thermostats we install. Our company has several models of Trane smart thermostats that are compatible with almost any furnace.
Get Regular Furnace Tune-ups
Annual furnace tune-ups are a necessity if you want your system to have a long life. These inspections will spot underlying problems before they result in major repair bills. Tune-ups keep wear and tear to a minimum, which reduces stress throughout your furnace.
Update Your Insulation
A home with inadequate insulation makes your furnace work far too much. You can save money and help your furnace last longer by addressing poor insulation in your home’s basement and attic. This will keep warm air inside your home instead of letting it escape outside.
The team at Daflure repairs, replaces, and maintains heaters and air conditioners. Our many other services include solar, indoor air quality, retrofitting, and new construction. Find out how we can help you by contacting us today.