The modern furnace is an integral part of your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Your home’s furnace is responsible for regulating the temperature in your home. While a furnace is most notably used to pump warm air into your home, today the modern furnace is also used to circulate cool air as well because the cooling coil is often attached to the furnace. At Nevada Pure Air, we’ve seen furnaces that break during the summer because of the high temperatures and the need to run your HVAC unit. Luckily for you, there are ways that you can extend the life of your furnace with a little TLC throughout the year.
Change Air Filters Regularly
The easiest and most inexpensive way that you can contribute to extending the life of your furnace is by doing regular maintenance by changing the air filters regularly. Changing and cleaning the air filters in your home takes no longer than replacing a lightbulb but unlike your lightbulbs, you may need to replace them every 3 months. Replacing your air filters regularly allows your HVAC unit to run more efficiently without the risk of needing to work twice as hard to cool your home. When your heating and cooling system runs inefficiently because of a clogged air filter, it can cause your entire unit to break down faster.
Upgrade Your Thermostat to a Smart Thermostat
In the same vein as having an effective heating and cooling system in your home, you want to make sure that your thermostat is accurate and works properly. Older thermostats that only let you toggle between air on, auto, and off can run inefficiently and cause your furnace to run irregularly. An easy solution to this is to replace your thermostat with a modern one that lets your control the temperature precisely and toggles between eco settings. An efficient heating and cooling system is the key to extend the life of your furnace.
Keep Your Home Insulated to Prevent Energy Waste
For the sake of keeping your heating and cooling system efficient in order to prevent your furnace from overworking and wearing down sooner, you want to make sure that your home is properly insulated. Sometimes when you have less than legitimate home renovation projects like turning a garage into a den, you might skip the installation process. This can allow hot and cold air to escape easier which will mean working your furnace longer and harder than you should.
Schedule Annual Inspections
Finally, if you want to extend the life of your furnace, you should have a professional check it out at least once a year. At Nevada Pure Air, we offer a variety of services that are tailored to help extend the life of your furnace, HVAC unit, and to keep the air that you breathe clean with air duct and dryer vent cleanings.