No one wants to think about getting a new heating system. It’s no secret they can be pricey. This is why more homeowners are looking for ways to extend the life of their current heating system so they can avoid these large costs. However, it is important to remember that even if you have an older furnace that you are trying to get it to last a few more years, it may not be the most efficient choice for you. Absolute P&M Services is here to share some tips that will hopefully help you get the most out of your furnace.
Change Furnace Filter Regularly
The filter on your furnace is something that you shouldn’t ignore. It works to remove particulates from the air circulating through your HVAC system. Over time, it starts to get dirtier and dirtier, until it is unable to do its job properly and your furnace isn’t getting the air that it needs to operate efficiently. In fact, your furnace will have to work quite a bit harder to operate when the filter is dirty and not replaced often enough. If you are using disposable fiberglass filters like most homeowners, it should be replaced about every month.
Upgrade Your Insulation
The insulation in your home is what will help keep that air that you have either heated or cooled inside your home. Without proper insulation, this golden air you have paid for to make your home comfortable, is likely leaking out and getting wasted. The most important place that you should look at is the insulation in your attic. Scheduling an energy audit for your home will give you insight into areas that you may want to boost as far as your insulation goes. If your live in an older home, you may want to consider boosting your insulation to keep that heated air within the walls of your home.
Furnace Tune Up Maintenance
Just like any other working appliance in your home, with proper care you can extend its life. Your furnace is no different. While it is never too late to have your furnace tuned up, the ideal time to have this done is in the early to late fall before you are really using it too much. If for some reason, you weren’t able to squeeze that into your fall schedule, that doesn’t mean you should forget about it all together. You can still benefit from a tune up no matter what time of the year it is. This will ensure your furnace is working optimally.
Furnace Heating Repair, Replacement & More in Santa Fe, Tomball, Sugar Land, Galveston & Greater Houston, Texas
No one wants to be dealing with furnace problems during the winter months. If you are having any issues with your furnace, you can rely on the heating experts at Absolute P&M Services to get it back up and running in no time. It is our goal to ensure you are comfortable in your home no matter what time of the year it is. Call us today!