Many homeowners want their heating system to last, without sacrificing comfort during winter weather. To help you extend the use of the furnace while enjoying the use, we at Agape Air Conditioning & Heating would like to offer a few tips.
Air Leak Prevention
The warm air your furnace works so hard to produce is robbed by air leaks. Your furnace is pushed to work harder and longer, resulting in a reduction of its lifespan as the air leaks drain your home of that warm air. Any small gaps and spaces along the windows, walls, front door, bathroom and kitchen vents, as well as the basement that can allow air to infiltrate. To improve the comfort of your home as well as the life of your furnace, prevent drafts and eliminate air leaks by ensuring your home is properly sealed and insulated. To find potential air leaks, light an incense stick and place it in front of suspecting doors and windows. You do not have any leaks if the smoke rises up. However, you do have a leak if the smoke moves in a different direction. Weather stripping and caulking can help fill these gaps and stop leaks.
Programmable Thermostat Installation
When the furnace overworks, it is bound for early retirement. Though you may be feeling comfortable and don’ t realize the overuse, it is reducing the longevity. The furnace won’t last without implementing balance with your furnace usage. With the help of smart and programmable thermostat, you can avoid human error and balance the furnace’s usage. Ultimately, controlling the usage of your heating system is best done through programmable thermostats. Turning the heat down at night and during the day when no one is around and that adjusting the temperature of your home based on time of day and season, the predefined schedule that adjusts the temperature of your home accordingly helps significantly. Not only will you save money on energy costs, but the furnace’s longevity increases.
Change Air Filter
Any filter looking old and dusty needs to be replaced. Neglected filters can drain the life out of your furnace. To prevent dirt and debris to enter the furnace, the air filter function is to clean the air and protect your system. Your furnace must work much harder to move air when dirt begins to cover the filter. The furnace fan will need to work hard to overcome the additional resistance because dirt and dust are covering the filter. Your furnace will need to run longer in order to raise the temperature since less air is moving through the system. Clean and check on your air filter regularly to keep the furnace functioning.
Schedule Regular Tune Up Maintenance
It is recommended having your furnace maintained at regular intervals to avoid the nightmare of getting your furnace repaired. Having the furnace tuned up will help keep the furnace working for harder.