The lifespan of your equipment depends on multiple factors: the equipment itself, frequency of use, and how it’s treated.
When it comes to your furnace, you want to postpone replacement as long as possible. That doesn’t mean ignoring the telltale signs of failure, but rather preventing them as much as possible. Some things are out of your control, like the weather and how long your furnace will be needed each season. Here are the things you can control so your furnace lasts longer and works better for your family.
Frequent Tune-ups. In the commercial and industrial world, equipment maintenance is scheduled at regular intervals. It’s tracked and if not done, issues are likely to arise. Your home should be no different in terms of HVAC upkeep. Your furnace works hard and is critical for your health and safety. Regular tune-ups allow it to keep working in top shape. It also allows the technicians to diagnose potential problems early so you can deal with them before they become major issues.
Clean Ductwork. You may not think that your ductwork matters to your furnace, but it’s all connected. A buildup of dust can affect your blower and compromise the function of components. Having clean ductwork keeps both you and your furnace healthy and boosts longevity. Win win.