There are many ways that you can optimize the functionality of your furnace and extend its lifespan. Here are some tips to consider.
Replace Air Filters Regularly
As air filters remove dust and dirt from the air circulating throughout your home, they can become clogged. In order to keep air flowing through them, your furnace will have to work harder than normal. The larger load on your system for an extended period of time can decrease its life expectancy. Thinner air filters should be replaced every one to three months. If you have a 5- to 6-inch filter in your home, they can last for up to a year before needing to be replaced.
Schedule Annual Maintenance Services
Professional technicians can make sure your furnace is in good working order throughout the year. They can also replace worn parts, lubricate moving parts, and inspect your furnace for any gas leaks. If you get an annual tune-up on your furnace once a year, you’ll be able to extend its lifespan.
Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Home
Reducing the overall load on your furnace is a great way to extend its lifetime. By making your home as energy efficient as possible, you’ll be able to minimize the heat your furnace has to produce. Adding insulation, especially to the roof or attic of your home, is a highly cost-efficient way to increase the energy efficiency of your space. Adding double-paned windows can also reduce the load on your furnace.
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At Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc., we offer an array of services that can keep the residents of Madera, CA safe and comfortable in their homes. In addition to helping with heating and AC repairs, replacements, and maintenance, our technicians can also assist with tankless water heaters, indoor air quality, duct cleaning and sealing, ductless mini-split systems, ventilation, and energy audits. Call the team from Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. today to learn more about the exceptional HVAC services we offer.