There’s a lot you can do to keep your furnace running without problems. Although furnaces are designed to have a useful service life that ranges between 12-20 years, how you treat it makes a big difference in their actual lifespan and reliability.
Even if your furnace does last you for 20 years, the key thing you need to think about is how it works during that time. Does it break down often? Has your utilities bill been increasing? Have you had to do any major repairs on it?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you need to take some time to think about what you can do to make sure your furnace works as efficiently as possible.
These are 4 things you can do to help keep your furnace in the best condition. If something does break, remember you can call Dutch Heating and Cooling, the experts in heater installation Indianapolis.
Keep Your Thermostat Happy
A dust free and properly wired thermostat is a happy thermostat. Your thermostat is responsible for telling your furnace how much to heat, so making sure it’s giving the right signals is very important.
A faulty furnace can cause several problems, such as causing your furnace to turn on and off intermittently. This problem can cause your heating bill to go through the roof and severely increase the wear and tear.
Take Care of the Filters
Filters are designed to keep catch dust, lint and any other debris floating around your house. They also have a big impact on the quality of the air that circulates around your house.
Cleaning your ducts filters is a very simple and easy way to making sure your furnace works flawlessly. The filters have affects the total amount of air circulating, so if they are overly saturated with dust, they will make your furnace work harder.
Your Home’s Ductwork Matters
Your furnace is part of a system that involves the furnace itself, the roof’s insulation, and your ductwork. So if your home has problems with its ductwork, no matter how well maintained your furnace is, it won’t be able to get the job done effectively.
Some of the typical problems that you can find in your ductwork are dirty ducts, leaks and loose joints. The worst case scenario would be if the actual design of the ductwork is the one causing the problems. If you suspect this, you need to call an HVAC specialist to determine the extent of the remodeling needed.
These 3 things may appear to be simple, and they are. Nonetheless, they are capable of making a big difference in avoiding expensive furnace repairs. Through our years of experience we have found that many furnace malfunctions are caused by neglect.