Tips for Conducting Preventative Maintenance On Your Furnace

The average lifespan of a furnace is about 15 years.  However, how well you maintain your furnace can either extend or shorten its lifespan.  A poorly cared for furnace can have a life span as short as 13 years, while a diligently cared for system can put off your furnace repair for up to 20 years.  Our Evansville furnace repair team has all of the maintenance tips you need in order get the most use out of your furnace.

First, it is imperative that you change your furnace’s air filter about once every month.  This will help ensure that the airflow is not obstructed or clogged.  When the airflow is obstructed, it can cause your system to work harder than necessary and can prematurely age your furnace.

You will also want to be diligent about checking your system for any kind of corrosion or rust.  Condensation can cause corrosion to occur within your system. This can cause significant damage and limit the life of your furnace. If you find that rust or corrosion has started to develop, you will want to eradicate this as soon as possible.

Another important piece to furnace maintenance is ensuring that all moving parts of your blower motor are properly lubricated so as to help eliminate excessive friction.  Too much friction can accelerate the deterioration of your motor.

It is important to conduct preventative maintenance so as to get the most use out of your furnace.  If you have any additional questions about preventative maintenance or about furnace repairs, please give us a call! Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule an appointment.