About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 18 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time sharing his passion for soccer with his kids and enjoys watching them at soccer practice and games.

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Ways to Make Sure Your Furnace Lasts Many Years

Damien McCusker

Your home's furnace is a robust piece of equipment that is designed to last quite a number of years with proper care. To help ensure that you get the most out of it, let's take a look at a few things you can do to extend a furnace's life span.

 

 

Schedule a Checkup

The best way to help your furnace last longer is to maintain a healthy service schedule. At least once a year, make an appointment with a qualified HVAC technician to check out the equipment and make any necessary adjustments.

Keep the Air Filter Clean

Once your air filter gets filled up with dirt and debris, your furnace won't operate as efficiently because it's forced to run longer than it should in order to heat your home. You can avoid this higher level of wear and tear by checking the air filter each month and either cleaning or replacing it as needed.

Check Your Thermostat Settings

It's easy to set your thermostat at a certain temperature and then not adjust it for several months, even though the weather changes. Since this can lead to running the furnace when you don't truly need it, be sure to periodically check its settings. Upgrading to a programmable model will help too.

Upgrade to a New Model

Even though you can follow the tips above to extend the life span of your furnace, it may be time to switch the unit out for a new one. What's great about newer furnace models is that they're more energy-efficient, which means you'll save money on monthly energy bills.

If you'd like more tips on how to extend a furnace life span or have other home-comfort questions, the HVAC experts at Arpi's Industries can help. We've been serving the residential and commercial needs of Calgary and the surrounding areas for more than 50 years.

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