How to Extend the Life Expectancy of Your Furnace
While a furnace can last 20 years or more, they often have shorter lifespans than they should. Not only will a neglected furnace wear out sooner, but it will have more repair costs. These are some easy ways to help your furnace last as long as possible.
Keep the Air Filters Clean
Keeping clean air filters in your furnace is critically important. Dirty air filters impede the flow of air, which makes your furnace work much harder than it needs to. Clogged air filters can also cause your furnace to overheat. You should check the air filter every month and replace it at least once every three months.
Schedule Preventative Maintenance
You should have an experienced technician perform preventative maintenance on your furnace every fall. This reduces wear and tear on your furnace, which extends its lifespan. Preventative maintenance also cuts down on repair costs as they can catch little issues before they become big problems.
1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air in Asheville, NC, offers a preventative furnace maintenance service. You can rely on our NATE-certified technicians to keep your furnace working reliably winter after winter.
Update Your Home’s Insulation
If your home is poorly insulated, your furnace has to work much longer to heat your home. You can increase the lifespan of your furnace by updating the insulation in your home’s crawlspace and attic. Also, make sure doors and windows are tightly sealed so that they’re not letting in cold air.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Smart thermostats help your furnace heat your home efficiently. With a smart thermostat, your furnace will do less work since it won’t have to keep your home at a comfortable temperature when you’re away for the day. It will also reduce the temperature of your home during the night.
At 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air, we install, repair and maintain furnaces and air conditioners. We can also help you with indoor air quality and thermostat products and services. Please get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you.