The average expected lifespan of a furnace is around 20 years. If you want your furnace to last around that long or potentially even longer, you need to take excellent care of it.
From proper furnace installation to regular maintenance, here are some things to consider in order to ensure a long-lasting furnace:
Professional furnace installation
If you are trying to install your furnace yourself, it’s not going to go nearly as well as you hoped. You need to consult with someone who knows exactly what they’re doing. Work with an experienced professional and have them install your furnace for you — then you can start taking proper care of it.
Make sure that you’re safe at all times
Before you handle your furnace or any home appliance for that matter, it’s essential that you make sure you and your family are 100% safe. Before you begin cleaning or inspecting your furnace at all, make sure you turn it off and look around for any gas leak or other hazards. Once you have made sure that everything is perfect and you’re safe, you can proceed with your cleaning or inspecting.
Regularly clean the filter system
The filter system is one of the most important parts of a furnace. It is also one of the dirtiest because it collects dirt and grime over time as it blocks these particles from entering the furnace. If the filter is severely clogged, you might need to fully replace it, but if it’s just a little dirty, give it a fresh clean.
Take a look at the vents and fans
These furnaces are also equipped with fans and venting systems. Spend some time cleaning both of these parts as well to ensure that your furnace is always performing at maximum capacity. Again, if you’re unsure of how to clean any of these parts or want professional assistance, get help.
Don’t let furnace or other HVAC issues ruin your bank account. If you want to learn more about furnace repair, furnace installation, or other emergency HVAC services, contact Roger’s Plumbing and Heating right away.