3 Ways to Extend the Lifespan of Your Furnace

February 15, 2022

The mild winters in Burbank, CA mean that you’ll only need your furnace to deliver heat for a few months out of each year. Most homes in the area use a gas furnace for wintertime heating. A typical furnace’s lifespan is about 20 years, but you could extend this duration if you follow these simple tips. 1. Change the Air Filter If your busy schedule only allows you to have a few minutes each month to handle heating system maintenance, use it to check and change the air filter. To access the filter, you may need a screwdriver. Open the filter housing’s door, and slide the filter out of its slot. If you see a layer of dust, it’s time to change the filter. We recommend a monthly furnace filter check. Most filters should be replaced every one to three months. 2. Keep Vents and Ducts Open and Clean Dirty air ducts and vent covers impede airflow, which will overwork your furnace. This debris can also make its way into the furnace and cause excessive friction on its moving parts. Dust or debris in the combustion chamber can also damage the heat exchanger. Once each winter, remove the vent covers....

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