I’ll have to admit these sub-zero temperatures that the GTA has been engulfed in for the past few days has had me paying quite close attention to my furnace. Normally not given a second thought I decided to do a little bit of research into preventative maintenance that can help prolong the life of your furnace and hopefully help you avoid from it just suddenly kicking out one day.
The first thing to note is that whether your furnace is brand spanking new or relatively ancient, maximizing the life span of your furnace will save you a considerable amount of money on replacement costs, as well as maintain the efficiency of your current system to lower your utility bills and extend its life.
The typical furnace has an average life span of 15 years. With regular maintenance, your furnace may last as long as 20 years, while a poorly-maintained system may last only 13 years. Ultimately, it's up to you to determine the life span of your furnace, since it's your actions that will either extend or shorten its life. These tips will help you get the most out of your furnace and ensure its longevity.
The most important tip for maintaining your furnace is to schedule preventative maintenance every Fall
Bya licensed HVAC inspector. Okay and I know what you’re already thinking…It’s January. Well if you didn’t do it this Fall there’s always Fall of this year. The reason you want to start doing these regular annual tune ups is because without them your furnace will likely fail prematurely.
Dust builds up on the essential components, decreasing efficiency and increasing the wear on your system by making it work harder to keep you comfortable. Wires and terminals corrode, gas and electrical connections become loose and the motor wears out sooner due to friction for lack of lubrication.
A regular furnace tune-up is likely to run you $100-$200 depending on the company you work with and what exactly you have done.
But if you’re interested in some tips that you can Do yourself and don’t have to wait until the Fall to complete check out the link below.