Maybe you replaced your furnace this winter, maybe your unit is getting up there in years, but everyone is trying to get the most from their furnace. In general, most furnaces will last somewhere around fifteen years but if taken care of properly, it is not uncommon for some units to function long into their twenty's. Optimize your investment and give your furnace a little TLC with these four tips to extending your furnace lifespan.
It’s finally March, the month of hope and the beginnings of springtime. Pretty soon, we’ll shut our furnaces off and open our windows wide to let in the fresh air. Then come late April, it will be time to activate the long dormant air conditioner waiting in the wings. However, just because the furnace is retired for the cooling season does not mean it is completely inactive.
This week was a rollercoaster of weather conditions. It began with 8 inches of snow and likely the worst commute all year, but then we had our first taste of spring as the weather reached the mid 40's. This means it is about time to start thinking about the end of winter and the beginning of the cooling season. So to start, let's discuss something fundamental: furnace filters.
Winter can be one of the most beautiful times of the year, but being cold makes it nearly impossible to enjoy. Thankfully, man has created efficient HVAC equipment designed to keep us warm on even the most frigid days. The majority of U.S. homes are heated by either a furnace or a boiler. But, what are the differences between them? Being informed on the matter is very valuable to any homeowner when choosing the type of heating system that best suits their needs.