Replacing your heating and air conditioning system can be a big aggravation and expense. So getting the most out of your current system is important. Keeping your HVAC system well maintained will give it the most longevity, and allow you to avoid replacing it sooner. If you’re wondering how to extend your HVAC system’s life, here are several steps you can take to get the most out it.
Inspect And Maintain Regularly
If you neglect and ignore your HVAC unit, chances are it won’t work as efficiently as it could, and eventually over time, will begin to fail. This air system is crucial for maintaining a comfortable atmosphere inside your home. So having it inspected and maintained is necessary for keeping it running as efficiently as possible.
There are many parts of your furnace that you cannot see – parts that only a qualified, trained technician should look at each year. Our technicians have been trained to ensure that they are looking for any areas on your furnace that are showing signs of early wear & tear, if any part is putting your equipment at risk of early failure or, even more so and more importantly, putting your family at risk.
We compare your new furnace to a new car – there are so many bells and whistles to the new vehicles on the road nowadays! Most people do not feel capable of maintaining their own vehicles as they do not have the expertise for it. Your furnace is the same – there are many components of your furnace that has kept up with technology, and they should be looked at and maintained by a qualified furnace technician. Contact us today to hear about our annual 30-point inspection!
Perform A Load Calculation
Having the correct size unit is another crucial factor that can impact the longevity of your HVAC system. Having a unit that’s too small or too big for your home will keep it running inefficiently as it tries to compensate and maintain your comfort levels. Performing a load calculation when installing an HVAC unit can prevent this by determining, right from the get-go, which size is necessary for your home.
Keep Your Air Filter Clean
Every HVAC system has an air filter that prevents particles and dust from being circulated throughout your home. But when the air filter is overloaded, it can’t filter as it’s meant to, which will eventually impact the quality of your indoor air. Keeping the air filter clean by changing it on a regular basis will not only ensure good air quality, but it will also help extend your HVAC system’s life by making it easier and more efficient to run.
Go Easy On Your HVAC System
Your HVAC system is constantly running to create a comfortable atmosphere in your home. But overworking it when it’s unnecessary can be taxing on the unit and can eventually cause it to burn out faster. Be reasonable about the usage and the temperature that you set on the thermostat. When the weather is favourable, give your system a rest. An easy way to optimize it is by using a programmable thermostat so you can program when you need it to kick on, and when it’s okay to turn off when no one’s home.
To extend your HVAC system’s life, it needs to be taken care of. It’s constantly working hard to keep up with your temperature preference, and like any machine can get worn out quickly when overloaded. So be sure to invest some time and effort into the maintenance and efficiency of your unit to get the most out of it.