Your home’s furnace helps keep it comfortable and cozy. When you make an investment in a new furnace, it’s normal to wonder how long it will last. There are some key factors that impact its longevity. Here are some ways to increase the lifespan of your new heating system.

Keep it professionally maintained.
We recommend professional maintenance once a year for your furnace. Just like most machines – the better you take care of it, the longer it will last. It will also give you confidence knowing that your furnace will work reliably, no matter what the weather decides to do outside. During your annual maintenance appointment with our licensed technicians at Specialty Heating and Cooling, your system will undergo a full inspection. We’ll ensure it’s running at peak energy efficiency, we’ll clean or replace filters, and ensure all of the internal components are functioning properly. Wondering what else the preventative maintenance checklist includes? We’re glad to walk you through the details.

Clean and replace air filters regularly.
If you neglect to clean or replace your air filters every one to two months depending on the type of filter you have an how you live in your home, you’ll put your system at risk for a premature failure or broken part. New air filters not only help your furnace run more efficiently, but they also help ensure that the air is cleaner as it gets moved into your home. Air filters capture dirt, bacteria, debris, pollen, and other pollutants, and if that builds up, it can make its way into the air you breathe.

On average, furnaces, air conditioners, and ductless heat pumps will last 10 to 20 years. However, these machines are complex and require a lot of parts to keep them running well. That’s why preventative maintenance is a key component to keeping everything operating as it should. Our team at Specialty Heating and Cooling will make sure there are no lurking problems that could turn into a more expensive issue later down the road.

Call us today to schedule your appointment. Or, if you know your furnace is at the end of its lifespan, we’ll work with you to provide a free quote on a replacement, along with financing options. A reliable system is what you need to stay comfortable this winter, and we look forward to working with you!