You can count on most furnaces to operate reliably for about 10 years. Aging units can start to develop an array of issues due to wear and tear on their parts. There are several steps that you can take to increase the life expectancy of your furnace.
Schedule Annual Furnace Tune-Ups
Scheduling annual tune-ups for your furnace can keep it free from issues. A technician will go over the various components of your heater and check it for any lurking problems. By getting small issues addressed early, you can keep them from developing into anything more serious in the future. Technicians will also clean out the components of your unit and lubricate all motors and other moving parts.
Replace Air Filters Regularly
It’s important to replace the air filters in your furnace regularly. Thinner air filters need to be replaced every one to three months, while thicker ones can last up to a year. Dirt can clog an air filter and reduce the airflow through it. This can cause your heater to work harder in order to keep your home at the right temperature. High loads on a heating system can cause a decrease in its lifespan.
Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
By minimizing the amount of heat your furnace has to provide, you can extend its lifespan. Having your house properly insulated can improve your property’s energy efficiency and reduce the load on your furnace.
Contact Our Team Today
At Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re ready to repair, replace, install, and maintain all makes and models of heaters and air conditioners. Our team members are also highly experienced with installing and servicing fireplaces. We’re a locally owned and operated company, and we’ve been serving the area since 1971. Our fully licensed, bonded, and insured technicians get every job done right the first time. Give the team from Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning a call today to learn more about maintaining your home at an even and comfortable temperature.