Your heater is a precious investment in your home. As such, you want to extend the lifetime as much as possible. Here are a few ways you can keep your furnace running for a long time.
Receive Repairs as Soon as Possible
Firstly, you should always be receiving scheduled maintenance. When this happens, or if you conduct your own maintenance, you may notice potential problems. Don’t hesitate to have these concerns addressed so that they may be quickly fixed. Prolonging needed repairs may further damage other parts of the furnace.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat installed in your home, they are a worthwhile purchase. Consider a heater left running, while you’re away for an 8 hour shift at work. Under these circumstances your furnace is overworked and you’re paying high energy bills. Adjusting a thermostat when leaving and returning home can be inconvenient. Having a programmable thermostat solves this problem and prevents furnace overuse.
Have a Set Temperature
Every time you adjust a thermostat your heater is put to work. To minimize furnace use, try to minimize adjustments. A good goal is to find what settings are comfortable for you and maintain the same settings for at least 8 hours.
With excellent care a furnace could last up to 30 years. Don’t hesitate to call us for furnace maintenance or attending to repairs.