You definitely want your furnace to make it all season long, even though it doesn’t get too cold here in the Las Vegas Desert. As you either have them or you don’t, you may simply think that furnace problems are just a luck of the draw. You can’t predict when they will happen as problems are bound to crop up. Though it is not a guarantee because furnaces do break down over time and use, there are things you can do to minimize repairs and even prevent them completely. Today, we at Hal Mechanical would like to share some tips on how you can maximize the likelihood that your furnace will run efficiently all season long.
There is one key area to focus on, and furnace efficiency dominates the list when it comes to maintaining your furnace. It isn’t taking on extra wear and tear that shortens its overall lifespan when your furnace is working efficiently. So that sudden repair problems don’t pop up in the middle of winter when you need your heater the most, this is also a great way to keep parts in great working order.
Leave Space Around Furnace
Giving it space to do its job is one of the best ways to ensure that your furnace is working efficiently. Though a furnace takes up spaces, you want to make sure it has its own space and give it at least 2 feet of clearance. Clutter can block heat from entering your home and that’s bad for two reasons. For starters, the heat can’t circulate like it needs to around your home. If it can’t circulate, it leads to temperatures that are cooler than you really want them to be. Because the heat can’t go where it is supposed to, it leads us to problem number two. The furnace can overheat and malfunction because ethe heat can back up into your furnace system. The entire system may turn off or parts can begin to wear down faster. It is worth mentioning mention that you don’t want to cover up your vents either. It can develop into higher energy bills as your system struggles to heat your home efficiently as blocking any airflow from your furnace into your home is dangerous.
Routine Professional Heating Maintenance
To continue working at its best, your furnace needs a little care and maintenance. Your furnace can wear down faster and have a shorter lifespan without regular maintenance. Like changing the air filter each month, there is maintenance you can do on your own. It’s such a simple task that really makes a difference in how well your furnace works. From dust and dirt, the air filter protects the inside of your furnace. Also, by eliminating dust and dirt from recirculating through the air you breathe, it also cleans the air in your home. Leaving the filter for too long without changing it can cause a lot of damage to the inside of your system.