Your home’s HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system runs 24*7 throughout the year. You can’t expect it to last forever, but you can expect a few years depending on the model. When we repair a heating system, there are cases where damage could have been avoided and saved money with regular maintenance. Performing some simple maintenance tasks can be beneficial for your heating system.
Here are a few tips to extend the life of your heating system and run it efficiently to maintain the usage of your utility bill.
Tips To Make Your Heating System Last For Longer
1. Keep Your Surrounding Area Clean
To operate efficiently, your heating system needs a constant flow of air. Therefore, it is important not to clutter the area around your system.
People often use the room where they have their furnaces for storage. However, if something prevents air from entering the system, the system will have to work harder than usual they do, which will significantly shorten its life.
It is also important to make sure that the ventilation slots in your home are not covered by furniture. This puts pressure on the heating system and prevents the warm air from flowing through your home.
2. Change The Filter Regularly
Just as it is important to make sure your heating system is getting consistently airflow, but also make sure it’s clean. Replacing an air filter is one of the easiest and most important maintenance tasks you can do to ensure the system clean and operating efficiently.
We recommend that you replace your filter with a clean once a month. This is will improve the air quality in your home and help extend the life of your heating system.
3. Leaky Air Ducts
Leaky air ducts waste energy and significantly reduce the efficiency of the heating system. Warm air cannot flow through the house, so the stove has to work harder to reach the desired temperature. All these loads on the heating system definitely reduce its life.
Likewise, if your home is not insulated adequately, it will lose heat through walls and floors. Inspect the duct throughout the house to check for leaks. If you are unsure of the quality of the ductwork or insulation in your home, our professional at Castle Rock Heating & Air will be happy to inspect them for you.
4. Regular Maintenance
Speaking of professionals, regular maintenance by a heating specialist is one of the excellent tips to extend the life of your heating system. It saves you from the need for future repairs.
We recommend an annual inspection in early fall. Since your heating system has been obsolete for half a year. We should inspect the entire system for adjustments made before turning it on for the winter.