The price tag on your new furnace plus its installation doesn’t guarantee there won’t be issues over the years with its performance or possible breakdowns. The average lifespan of a new furnace is between 15 to 20 years, but without proper maintenance from an HVAC professional, your new HVAC system won’t last as long as you want.
Estes Services takes great pride in providing quality service for every customer who calls us for help. We want you to experience the most your system has to offer, which is why we have the following three suggestions to extend the life of your new HVAC system.
Preventative Maintenance Plan
Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your new furnace healthy and performing efficiently. Estes Services offers a few different preventative maintenance plans for you to choose. When you invest in a maintenance plan, you don’t have to worry about scheduling maintenance last minute. You receive prompt service that meets the convenience of your schedule.
Routine care of your new HVAC system keeps the components inside clean from dust, dirt and other debris. Our NATE-certified technicians will inspect the blower and electrical parts for proper operation and repair or replace anything damaged. Service your new furnace in the fall before you start it up for the winter.
Another element to your new HVAC system’s maintenance is any existing warranty. Your warranty will be voided if you don’t have the unit maintained on a regular basis. Your warranty also requires any maintenance, service or installation of your new HVAC system be performed by a licensed professional. If you schedule work on your furnace with someone who isn’t licensed, any breakdown in the future won’t be covered by the warranty, resulting in you paying for the repairs out of your pocket.
Check and Change the Filter
During the winter, your new furnace operates continuously to provide comfortable temperatures throughout your home. Constant operation leads to a dirty or clogged furnace filter sooner than your next scheduled maintenance call. Check your furnace filter once a month to see how dirty it is. If it’s noticeably gray or clogged, replace it before the filter compromises your airflow or reduces your furnace’s performance.
The pollutants not caught by your filter are circulated throughout your home, trapped in your ductwork and cover your furnace components. You will experience poor indoor air quality, leading to health issues and your system will work harder to supply heat to your home. The strain put on your new furnace wears down the components, leading to malfunctions and failure of your entire system.
There are a few ways you can improve your new furnace’s efficiency beyond changing the filter and scheduling preventative maintenance. Schedule service to have your ducts inspected for air leaks. Our technicians will locate any leaks and seal them to prevent you from losing valuable heat in your home. Air leaks will cause your system to work harder to heat your home to make up for the heat loss. Your home might benefit from additional insulation to reduce more heat from escaping through your ducts.
Upgrade your thermostat to a programmable or smart thermostat to boost your new HVAC system’s efficiency. Programmable and smart thermostats help your furnace manage its energy usage and allow you to have more control of your unit when you aren’t at home. Contact Estes Services to discuss which thermostat works best with your new furnace. We will install your new thermostat quickly so you can enjoy the benefits of an upgraded thermostat.
Get the best performance out of your new HVAC system to extend its life expectancy. Schedule your next maintenance or service call with a trusted heating and cooling company. Contact Estes Services today to schedule preventative maintenance on your new furnace.