“How long will my furnace last?” The standard answer is somewhere between 15 and 20 years. Consider these tips to ensure your furnace’s longevity. (If you’re already living in Colorado, congrats! Furnaces tend to last longer in our dry climate.)
Extend the Life of Your Furnace
- Stick to an annual maintenance routine. You can extend the life of your furnace by at least a few years, when you complete regular annual maintenance. Think of it as an oil change for your car – the furnace runs more efficiently, and you get a heads up on potential problems before they turn into an emergency.
- Throw in a duct-cleaning every few years. Cleaning your ducts regularly prevents the build-up of dirt, dust and pet hair. These things can make your furnace sluggish and cause damage in the long-run. (As a bonus, duct-cleaning can help reduce germs from spreading, too!)
- Reduce clutter around the furnace.This buys you some time. Not only can clutter around your furnace be unsafe, it also causes the furnace to work harder.
- Install a programmable thermostat. By scheduling when you want your heat on, you save energy (and therefore money), plus you reduce wear and tear.
If you follow these tips, your furnace will give you a good 15 years, maybe 20. For more questions about how long your furnace will last or if you’d like to schedule annual maintenance, call720-876-7166, or email Sensible Owners,Dan Schmiedor Phil Jensen, to discuss.
About Sensible Heating & Cooling
Sensible Heating & Cooling is Denver’s Premier Heating & Cooling company, offering a wealth of experience and knowledge in traditional HVAC, as well as alternative systems such as geothermal, heat pumps and boilers. To learn more about Sensible, visit http://sensibleheat.net/.