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
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.