How To: Extend The Life Of Your Furnace
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How To: Extend the Life of Your Furnace

1. Replace your filter as soon as it’s dirty

This is the easiest thing you can do to extend the life of your unit. If your filter is dirty, replace it as soon as possible. A dirty filter prevents proper airflow throughout your house, which means your furnace will have to work harder to keep your home warm. In the summer, your air conditioner uses the same air filter to blow clean air through your house, so it’s best to do this year-round.

2. Seal ductwork

Holes in your ductwork can let a lot of air escape to places you don’t want, such as your attic or basement. Improperly installed ductwork can leave gaping holes that allow air to escape, so make sure you have a professional install any ductwork in your house. Old ductwork can also have leaks. Over time, your home’s air ducts can expand and contract, causing ductwork to come apart at the seams.
Upgrading to a programmable thermostat can not only increase the life of your furnace, but it can save you a ton in heating costs. A programmable thermostat can automatically lower your home’s temperature when you don’t need it, which can give your furnace a much-needed rest.

3. Get a Programmable Thermostat

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It’s easy to neglect this step, but regular maintenance on your unit is the best thing you can do to make sure you get the most out of your furnace. Proper maintenance can find problems before they happen and keep you from paying for emergency repairs. It will also keep your furnace running as efficiently as possible, instantly saving you money on your heating bills. Wade Heating, Cooling, & Geothermal offers a variety of priority service plans for your home. For more information, click here.

4. Schedule regular maintenance

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