To get the best possible performance and energy efficiency from your furnace, you need to develop the proper habits and upkeep routine. Fortunately, this furnace care routine requires the same actions that will increase the heating system’s life expectancy. Because it’s so easy, there’s no good reason not to commit to practicing it.
1. Regularly Check the Air Filter
Your HVAC air filter plays a massive role in keeping your furnace clean, efficient, and healthy. However, that filter needs replacing regularly, or it will become clogged with contaminants and irritants. Sometimes, cleaning the filter will be sufficient, but you shouldn’t delay switching it out for a new one for too long. You’ll want to switch it out every 30-90 days.
2. Conserve Heat
Think of your heating system as a vehicle: If you put too much mileage on it, it will eventually deteriorate. The more heat you can conserve, the more your furnace can rest, and the less mileage gets added.
One effective method is to keep your curtains and blinds closed at night to prevent heat loss through the windows. Another option is to install attic insulation, which acts as a barrier that stops heat from seeping through your roof. Alternatively, you can try dressing more warmly at home instead of cranking up the thermostat.
3. Schedule Yearly Tune-Ups
When you hire one of our technicians at Crest Air to conduct a tune-up, your household will enjoy the following benefits:
- More effective heating
- Lower energy bills
- Longer furnace life span
- Fewer repairs needed
- Better air quality
On average, furnaces that receive regular maintenance will last five years longer than those that don’t have this care. These tune-ups are affordable, and they’re surefire ways to achieve better heating results.
Reliable Heating and Cooling
With 72 years of combined experience, our expert team at Crest Air is dedicated to reliably serving the Palm Beach, FL area. We offer quality heating, cooling, refrigeration, and indoor air quality services, and we strive to enhance your comfort. Our goals are to educate, to provide options, and to find the best possible solutions for our customers. To learn more, contact us at Crest Air today!