A typical furnace can last for 12 to 15 years, but it can last even longer than with proper maintenance. If you continually neglect it, you will curtail its lifespan. Here are three ways to make your furnace in Merritt Island, FL, last longer:
Change Your Heater’s Filters Regularly
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, most people spend 90% of their time indoors. Dirty filters won’t only make your home uncomfortable but also shorten your heating system’s lifespan.
Your heater filter traps dirt, dust and other debris to ensure proper air circulation. With time, the filter can clog and restrict airflow in your system.
If your furnace isn’t receiving enough air, it can overheat or develop other mechanical issues. This will curtail the lifespan of your furnace.
Make it a habit of checking your filters regularly. Although the recommended period of changing your filters is mostly after three months, there’s no harm in changing them before this period if they have accumulated a lot of dirt. This will go a long way in ensuring your furnace operates efficiently and makes it last longer.
Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Home
You could be doing everything right but flunk on energy efficiency. If your home has many leaks, it means you’re wasting energy, and your furnace has to work harder to compensate for lost energy.
When your furnace starts to overwork, it can put a strain on the motor. If this goes on for a long time, it can reduce the life of your furnace. An HVAC service technician can help you improve your energy efficiency and seal the following outlets:
- Electrical outlets.
- Attic hatches.
- Window frames.
- Mails slots.
- Fire dampers.
Schedule Professional Heater Maintenance
Our skilled service technicians can keep your furnace healthy. There are issues that they can identify that you may miss because they’re highly trained.
We can find faults with the wiring, identify cracks, spot corrosion and more. A professional will be in a position to identify any issue in good time and fix it before it develops into a full-blown problem.
Are you experiencing any issues with your furnace? Contact us at Merritt Island Air & Heat for all your heating maintenance needs.
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