For as long as possible, homeowners usually want their furnaces to last. Furnaces can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, usually, depending on the quality of the furnace and how well it is cared for. Especially as we ensure the colder months, your goal is to make certain the furnace is going to make it through the season. A few tips that can extend the life of your furnace to help you get the most time out of your furnace is something we at Hal Mechanical would like to do today.
Perform Routine Maintenance of Air Filters
If you neglect the air filter and you don’t have them replaced or cleaned the life out of your furnace can be drained. To enter the furnace, the air filter protects your furnace from the dirt and debris it collects from allowing that filth. If your furnace must work much harder to move air when dirt begins to cover the filter. The furnace fan will need to work hard to overcome the additional resistance because of the blanket of dirt and dust covering the filter. Your furnace will need to run longer in order to raise the temperature since less air is moving through the system as well.
How Can Air Leakage Be Prevented?
The warm air your furnace works so hard to produce through any kind of leak. In addition to losing the warm air you paired for resulting in it loosing years from the lifespan, your furnace is working harder and longer to keep up with the demand. Little gaps and spaces, particularly the gaps and spaces around the front door, bathroom, windows, and kitchen vents, walls, along with basement intrusions lets air infiltrate from the home. Ensuring your home is properly sealed and insulated is one the best things you can do to not only improve the life of your furnace but also the comfort. Use weather stripping and caulking accordingly to help seal the gaps.
Furnaces that are over worked will naturally break down permanently sooner rather than later. You are reducing your furnace’s longevity despite the toasty comforts you receive. You need to implement balance with your furnace usage in order to avoid losing your furnace too early. With a programmable furnace without worrying about human error is the best way to implement proper balance to your furnace. The usage of your heating system is better controlled when you install a programmable thermostat. Turning the heat down at night and during the day when no one is around, you can set a predefined schedule that adjusts the temperature of your home based on time of day and season. Smart thermostats offer even less limitations to help you extend the life of your furnace.
Schedule Heating Maintenance
We recommend having your furnace maintained at regular intervals to avoid the nightmare of getting your furnace repaired. To be sure you are eliminating future issues that could occur on the coldest of Las Vegas Valley winter, an expert HVAC technician will run through an extensive checklist of items when you are due for your furnace annual tune-up.
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When it comes to your Las Vegas Valley’s Home’s central heating, you can rely on Hal Mechanical for your installation, repairs, replacements and maintenance needs. Call us today!