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4 Tips for Improving the Lifespan of Your Furnace

The lifespan of a furnace is typically around 10 years. To ensure that your furnace lasts, it is important to conduct regular maintenance.

As the Arizona weather is starting to cool, now is the best time to start thinking about whether or not your furnace is ready for the winter months. On average, a furnace will last about 10 years before it should be replaced. In order to reach the full lifespan of your furnace, it will be essential that you conduct regular maintenance to prevent any early breakdowns.

Replace the Filter

Just like with helping your AC system last, replacing your air filters will play a major role in the health of your furnace. A dirty filter can have a negative effect on the airflow in a home, leading the heating system to have to work harder due to the air filter being clogged with dirt or dander. As a homeowner or renter, it is essential to get into the habit of replacing all of your air filters every month in order to keep your system running smoothly for the years to come.

Increase Furnace Efficiency

As we’ve mentioned, a furnace that has to work harder will more than likely give out sooner than one that is running efficiently. As such, it should be a top priority to do anything that you can to ensure that your heating system is running as efficiently as possible. When looking to get your system running at its best, you’ll want to do a few things so that it will last:

  • Seal off any air leaks
  • Ensure ducts are insulated
  • Invest in a programmable thermostat

By sealing and insulating your home and the air ducts, you help to ensure that the airflow remains strong throughout the space. A programmable thermostat also offers you the freedom of adjusting your thermostat at any time, even if you aren’t home. With the ability to program your thermostat, you can adjust the set point for when you aren’t home so that the system will run less; alleviating the strain on the unit but also saving you some of the energy cost each month.

Get a Tune-Up

Fall is the perfect time to conduct a routine check-up on your furnace. Having a professional come out and inspect your unit at this time is perfect not just because of the weather, but because it gives you time to order new parts or a replacement unit before you really need your furnace to heat your home. By having a reputable and experienced professional come to inspect your heater, you can guarantee that they will be able to identify and solve any issues that may come up relating to the furnace.

Go With the Pros

Replacing a furnace can be an expensive purchase. For that reason, making the unit last as long as possible can make all the difference. Conducting regular maintenance and care for your heating system will help you save in the long run and ensure that your home is heated when it matters most.

Whether you’re looking to conduct a check-up or need a furnace repair or installation, it is essential to choose technicians that are experienced. At Mason Pro Services, each of our technicians undergo extensive training so that they can provide customers with solutions to any furnace problems that may come up. Ensure that your system is working at its best for the years to come by contacting Mason Pro Services today!