With winter in full effect here in Atlanta, you’re probably starting to rely on your heating system full-time to keep you comfortable at home. It’s no secret that you use your heating system the most during winter; but have you thought about the stress that full-time use for months on end could put on your heating system? Even if your furnace seemed to be functioning well when you first turned it on this year, that doesn’t mean it’s going to last you all season.
Schedule Heating Maintenance to Keep Your Furnace Running
The most important thing you can do is schedule heating maintenance for your furnace. During a service visit, a heating professional will clean your furnace, lubricate all moving parts, and optimize it for peak performance all winter long. Your heating professional will also catch any minor repairs that may be needed before they escalate into larger issues. Regular maintenance for your heating system is the key to extending the life of your furnace.
Maintain Your Furnace Between Service Visits
In addition to scheduling furnace maintenance, there are a few simple measures you can take to help extend the life of your furnace. First, be sure to check your furnace’s air filter every month. Your heating professional will take care of this during your annual furnace tune-up, but it’s important to check it in the months between visits, as most filters need to be cleaned or replaced every one to three months. Some units have an indicator light that tells you when your furnace’s air filter is starting to get clogged.
Old Furnace? Consider Replacing Your Unit
If your furnace is malfunctioning, inefficient, or eight to ten years old, it might be time for a replacement. A new, energy efficient furnace will keep your home more comfortable, all while consuming less energy. Trane furnaces have especially high efficiency ratings and come with features like built-in intelligence to make maintenance a cinch. Our financing options make upgrading your furnace more affordable than ever.