While new furnaces are built for heavy use, that doesn’t mean that they don’t need some attention along the way to keep them in top condition. There are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to taking care of your new furnace.
How to Get the Most Out of Your New Furnace
You may be surprised to hear that proper care of your furnace can actually add years of life to it. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you get the longest life out of your new furnace:
Follow the Furnace Manual
Furnaces can be complicated appliances, and each model has different features that you should be aware of. Your furnace manual can be a great resource for the best way to run your furnace to make sure it is running as intended.
The single best thing you can do to extend the life of your furnace is schedule yearly maintenance. During a furnace tune-up, technicians will do a thorough inspection of your unit and make any necessary tweaks or repairs.
Watch for Signs of Underlying Issues
While new furnaces should run without issue for many seasons before needing repair, you should still watch for signs of underlying issues. If you notice that something is off with your furnace, the best thing you can do is call in a HVAC professional right away.
What NOT to Do with Your New Furnace
There are a few common mistakes that homeowners make when it comes to their new furnaces. While they may seem small, they can shave years of life off of your system.
Don’t Use Dirty Filters
Once your furnace filter has been in place for some time, it gets full of debris. When the filter is full, your furnace has to work harder to pull air through the filter. When your furnace continually has to work harder than it was intended to, it can lead to premature wear and tear.
Don’t Ignore Repairs
While your new furnace shouldn’t need repairs for a while, you should still pay attention to your system. Any unusual smells, sounds, or cycling could indicate a need for repair. If you ignore problems with your furnace, that’s a sure way to shave years off of its life.
Trust Furnace Professionals to Help Get the Most Out of Your Furnace
At Rowland Air, we want your furnace to last season after season. We are here to answer all of your questions about best practices, as well as tune-up your system.