Do you look forward to the day when you will have to pay to replace your furnace in SLC, or a time when you can spend a few days shivering in your house while you wait for furnace repair? For more people, the answer to these questions is probably no. The bad news is that no furnace can last forever, but the good news is that there are some things every homeowner can do to prolong the life of a furnace, avoid frequent furnace repairs, and put off the time that you will need to buy a new one. Keep reading to learn more, but call now if you’re facing a SLC heating emergency – our team can help!
Just like those annual checkups you schedule with your physician, you need some regular furnace maintenance in Salt Lake City to stay in good working condition. The best time to get a heating tune-up is before the coldest months of winter, since your local HVAC technician will get busier with emergency calls as winter weather sets in. Make sure you work with a repairman from a certified heating and cooling company in Salt Lake City who can provide quality service for your furnace.
The more you use your furnace, the sooner it will wear out and require repair or replacement. That doesn’t mean you should turn off your heater and spend the winter completely frozen, but it does mean you should be conscious of using it only when needed. The best way is to install a programmable thermostat that will allow you to turn the temperature down when you’re at school or work, and while you’re asleep at night, and turn the heat back up when you are home.
Furnace filters in Salt Lake City are perhaps the easiest thing to forget, but one of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to prolong the life of your furnace. A furnace filter improves indoor air quality when it traps dirt and debris coming from the outside and prevents it from getting into furnace ducts. Over time that dirt builds up and impedes the flow of air, cause inefficiency that makes your furnace work extra hard to produce a comfortable temperature. Replace furnace filters often for maximum airflow and avoid frequent furnace repairs.
If your furnace is working well, but all the hot air pumped into your home’s ducts leaks out somewhere between the furnace and the destination rooms, you’ll spend a lot of extra money to get enough heat to the living areas of your home, which wears out your furnace a lot sooner. Have a furnace technician from All Hours help you seal your ductwork to prevent leaks and improve efficiency, prolonging the life of your furnace.
Whether you notice a spike in your heating bills or simply notice that your furnace isn’t performing the way it should, call All Hours, your Salt Lake City furnace repair company, right away to help you get it tuned up and ready for another winter. The more preventive maintenance you can do, the longer your furnace will last before needing to be replaced.
All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating, and Cooling provides affordable plumbing, HVAC and fireplace services in Salt Lake City, UT. We offer 24 hour emergency services and we’re dedicated to providing the absolute highest quality service at the best prices. We don’t over bid, and we don’t under bid with the idea of tacking on hidden fees; we simply give honest prices with honest answers.
Our complete lines of Salt Lake City plumbing and HVAC services include everything from drain cleaning and water heater replacement, to air conditioning repair and furnace maintenance. No matter what you need (or when you need it!), when it comes to your plumbing or HVAC, we have you covered. Reach out to us when you need plumbing, HVAC or fireplace help, and we’ll show you how easy it can be to get your home’s systems working well again soon!