Tips to Keep Your Furnace in Check

The average lifespan of a furnace is anywhere from 12 to 15 years. With the right maintenance, love and attention, you can ensure those years are smooth sailing. Here are some ways you can help keep your furnace around for the long haul.

Clean and replace the filters. As we all know, filters help prevent dirt from entering the furnace. But what you may not have known is that clogged filters are one of the most common problems with malfunctioning furnaces. To prevent this from happening, routinely check your filter and keep it as clean as possible. Think your filter is clogged? Just replace it. The good thing is that filters are not expensive and are relatively easy to install.

Clean the blower. Over time, dust, dirt and debris will settle and collect in the blower assembly. As expected, this can cause clogs, failures or even significant damage. Routinely try to remove any excess buildup or debris to help prevent damage to your furnace.

Clean your ducts. Another place where dust and dirt can accumulate is in the furnace ducts. You can use a vacuum with a long extension to reach in and clear out the ducts. This may seem like a lot of work, but doing this will also help any further dust or dirt from spreading to other rooms.

Keep an eye on the thermostat. If you’re noticing that rooms aren’t feeling like the temperature you’ve programmed, the problem may not be your furnace. It could be as simple as a battery needing to be replaced. If you think the component is damaged, go ahead and give Dauenhauer a call to see how we can help.

Have any other questions about how you can keep your furnace running? We have an easy answer. Call your local Lexington Dauenhauer, any hour.