Your Furnace And You
With the temperature cooling down and the leaves falling, you might start using your furnace much more often. Getting warm and cozy when it is cold out is always a nice feeling, but you should know how your furnace operates to keep it maintained. Proper maintenance of your furnace starts with education, and you might be wondering if having maintenance on a furnace is even worth the hassle. Here are a few common furnace questions we often get answered for you!
How Often Should I Get My Furnace Maintenance?
Depending on the model of your furnace and your home, you typically want to have your furnace inspected every year. Furnace maintenance is vital in preventing any underlying issues from damaging your furnace and avoiding costly replacements later. The best time to get your furnace inspected is before the problem arises, so aim for roughly every six months, before significant seasonal changes, to ensure your furnace is working correctly.
When Should I Clean My Furnace?
While professional care is crucial for furnace maintenance, cleaning your furnace can help a lot. You want to clean your furnace at least once a year, preferably after it has seen some heavy usage in the winter. Remember to clean or replace your furnace air filters at least every month or two. Cleaning your furnace can help improve your home’s indoor air quality and save you money on your energy bills as a dirty furnace is a less energy-efficient furnace.
How Do I Know If My Furnace Needs Repairs?
So with a furnace that gets old, it will make its presence known. If your furnace starts emitting a bad smell similar to sulfur or rotten eggs, makes rattling or clanging sounds, you notice your energy bill is higher than average, or you see some components look worse for wear, It’s time for a repair.
Should I Upgrade My Furnace Or Repair The One I Own?
We understand how a new appliance can cost you a lot of money, so oftentimes, it might save you money to repair the furnace you own. However, if your furnace is older, say ten years, an upgrade can save you money. Newer furnaces can be more energy-efficient, and your monthly energy bill savings can cut down on the initial investment cost.
What Is The Lifespan Of A Furnace?
If you properly maintain your furnace, you can expect it to last roughly 10 to 20 years.
At Pro Energy Solutions we know how much of a hassle furnace maintenance can be at times. So give us a call at (800) 704-7340, that way we can help you focus on relaxing this season and not be overwhelmed by furnace maintenance.