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How to Extend the Life of Your Furnace

Since you rely on your furnace to keep your home warm, you need to ensure it’s functioning optimally. Regardless of its advertised lifespan, your furnace requires proper maintenance to guarantee longevity. Here are five ways to help your furnace keep you warm for years to come.


1. Keep cold air outside

Make sure your home is well insulated and check for air leaks around windows, doors and vents. If cold air seeps into your home, your furnace will have to work much harder to maintain the indoor temperature. This can lead to premature wear on your unit. 

2. Clean it regularly

Too often, homeowners take their furnace for granted and forget to clean it on a regular basis. In addition to having your furnace professionally cleaned and serviced, vacuum the surrounding area periodically to remove dust and cobwebs. You should also make sure there’s nothing on top of the furnace or leaning against it.

3. Replace the filter

The air filter in your furnace traps dust and debris, which prevents it from entering the furnace mechanisms. If you don’t change the filter regularly, it’ll get overloaded and fail to keep these harmful particles out. This will result in frequent malfunctions.

4. Have the ducts cleaned

If your ducts are clogged with dust and other debris, your furnace won’t be able to efficiently deliver warm air to throughout your home. This means it’ll take longer for each room to warm up. Additionally, the thermostat will make your furnace work harder for longer periods of time, which causes premature wear and tear. 

5. Schedule an inspection

A professional HVAC technician can spot subtle hints of furnace issues and help you fix them. This will ensure problems are identified before they become huge issues that require extensive repairs or even a replacement.

Furnace Cleaning Experts in Winnipeg

From inspections to cleanings and repairs, East Side Ventilation has you covered. With more than 20 years of experience, you can rest assured that our technicians will help you solve any furnace problems that arise. We’re also happy to offer advice on replacement models. To learn more about the products we carry or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.