Investing in a home is a big step for anyone, especially if you live in Toronto and the GTA. With this city listed among the top 10 most expensive to live in, you’ll want to make sure you get the most from your home’s appliances. Here’s what you need to know about your furnace, including it’s life expectancy, the importance of maintenance, and a few tips to help you get the most out of it.
Every homeowner can expect their furnace to last a minimum of 10-15 years before a new model will need to be installed. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t last longer. In fact, some homeowners have reported their heating system to run for as many as 30 years – which is the absolute maximum number of years.
Increasing The Life Expectancy Of Your Furnace
Furnaces don’t come cheap, so here are a few ways to help your heating system last a bit longer. First off, you’ll want to make sure you schedule regular maintenance (every 1-2 years). While you might be able to search and follow a YouTube video to do this yourself, we recommend leaving this task to the professionals. In our experience, being a novice and attempting to effectively maintain an important – and expensive – heating system like a furnace doesn’t work out well. There is a risk of being hurt as well as doing further damage.
Tips You CAN Do Yourself To Increase The Life Expectancy Of Your Furnace
Making sure all vents are clear and air filters are being changed regularly can help prevent stress on your furnace. Having good airflow is important, which is why using ceiling fans is another useful tip. Ceiling fans help circulate air in a home, allowing your furnace to work less in the winter to heat rooms that might be further away from the unit itself. A few final tips include baking and cooking more often – your stove and oven produce excess heat – , checking for air leaks from doors and windows, and being sure to close the curtains at night all play a positive role in reducing strain on your furnace. These small things all work together with your furnace to help your home stay toasty warm even on the coldest of days.
Maintenance From Novel Care Helps The Life Expectancy Of Your Furnace
Save yourself the stress of having to replace your furnace before its time by giving us a call at 647-547-6094 for some maintenance. Rest assured, after more than 35 years of serving Toronto and the GTA, our technicians have seen and repaired it all, so we are ready and waiting to help. Call today and let’s add a few more years to the life expectancy of your furnace.