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How to Prevent Furnace Repair Needs

Your furnace is designed with durability in mind. With the proper care and a good ventilation system, your furnace can last for many years. But your furnace may still need repairs from time to time. If you want to stay ahead of these repairs, you can invest in annual furnace maintenance. 

Maintenance is a preventive effort to stay ahead of repair needs before they arise. So, if you need to schedule furnace repair in Duncanville, TX, give our team a call. We can offer an expert opinion about your furnace and check it from top to bottom before the coldest months of the year are upon us. 

Invest in Regular Furnace Tune-Ups

Fall is the best time of year for furnace maintenance because it is right before winter, when you’ll rely heavily on your furnace for heat. This ensures that your heater is working great so you won’t run into the problems when you need your heater the most.

But heater maintenance isn’t just about the short-term. Maintaining your furnace is also an investment in the life of your unit. When you have a well-maintained furnace, it lasts for years longer. For example, heaters usually last an average of 10 to 15 years. If you invest in heater maintenance, your heater may last for 15 or more years. If you don’t, you may find yourself replacing the heater at closer to 10 years. 

Regularly Change the Air Filter

One of the best and easiest things you can do for your furnace is to change the air filter on time each month. A clogged air filter blocks air flow into your system and causes your furnace to work harder to bring in air to heat for your home.

Pay Attention to the Signs of Damage

You probably don’t think much about your furnace as long as its working. But when it stops working, you’re forced to pay attention, so don’t wait until something goes wrong to put in an effort. Instead, pay attention to how your furnace sounds when it runs so you know when something is off. You can also learn your heating cycles and have a general idea of how long each heating cycle lasts when your heater is running.

Then, when something goes wrong you really know. It may be that something is loose and rattling around. Or maybe your furnace is short cycling instead of heating the way it should. If you’re not familiar with how your furnace operates, a rattling sound or short heating cycle may not be alarming. Other signs that something may be wrong with your furnace include:

  • Sudden changes in temperature
  • One room being significantly warmer or cooler than other rooms
  • Unusually loud sounds
  • Bad smells when the air blows

Give Your Heater a Break

Remember, even though your heater is designed to warm your home, it can only heat the air so much. Set the thermostat to a reasonable temperature. If it’s 32° outside, expecting your heater to maintain an indoor temperature of 80° is unrealistic. 

Contact Republic Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. Revolutionizing the Customer Experience.

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