A gas furnace is designed to last several years—high quality ones, for decades. However, historic low temperatures are causing homeowners to use their gas furnaces too much, which can significantly affect furnace performance and lifespan. Along with regular preventive maintenance from a Denver heating and cooling professional, the following tips can help prevent expensive repairs and allow your furnace to run efficiently for as long as possible.
Replace the air filter regularly
An air filter prevents dust and other debris from entering the furnace by trapping them in its weave. If too much of these get into the furnace, they can cause operational problems or get distributed throughout the home. To ensure problems like these don’t surface, replace your air filter at least once during the cold winter months when furnace usage is heavy.