3 Ways Tune-Ups Can Extend the Life of Your Furnace

Although the average lifespan of a furnace is 15 to 20 years, you can extend this lifespan with proper maintenance. In fact, getting regular tune-ups from your local HVAC professionals is the best way to extend the lifespan of your furnace.

At Cascade Mechanical, we recommend getting an annual or biannual furnace inspection. Let’s discuss precisely how tune-ups impact the life of your furnace.

1. Improved Energy Efficiency

If your furnace hasn’t been inspected or cleaned in a long time, it will begin performing sluggishly and running under sub-par conditions. When this occurs, the furnace will need to work harder in order to reach the desired temperature. As a result, you will face higher energy bills each month.

It’s essential to schedule a furnace tune-up if you notice your utility bills increasing when you’re sticking with the same thermostat settings. Furnaces that perform exceptionally poorly will face utility bills raised by hundreds of dollars. 

In addition to improved energy efficiency, you’ll be able to facilitate a smoother and quieter operation with annual tune-ups. Furnaces that are working overtime will be noisier and inefficient. 

2. Reduce the Frequency and Likelihood of Breakdowns

An HVAC professional will go through a checklist during a furnace tune-up to ensure your system is completely functional. This checklist includes making sure the unit is communicating correctly with the thermostat, lubricating moving parts, and other maintenance tasks.

As a result, the HVAC technician will notice any developing issues that need to be fixed immediately. Fixing problem areas early prevents significant breakdowns in the future and helps keep you from potentially paying for a costly replacement. 

3. Improve Indoor Air Quality

Regular HVAC appointments also ensure that the air you and your family breathe is clean and safe. As a matter of fact, the EPA states that the air within our homes may be even more polluted than the air outdoors. This imbalance occurs because unmaintained HVAC systems accumulate dirt, dust, and other pollutants that cause unhealthy air.

The best way to improve the indoor air quality of your home is by inspecting your HVAC system regularly. Furnaces operating in a clean-air environment tend to last longer, as they don’t have to work as hard. 

Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up Today

Like cars and other mechanical systems, your furnace needs periodic tune-ups. During a tune-up, our certified HVAC technicians at Cascade Mechanical will inspect your furnace for any signs of damage and conduct the necessary repairs. 

Furthermore, we’ll be able to find any damage that would lead to a significant breakdown if not appropriately treated. So if you’re ready for your annual furnace tune-up, contact us today to get it booked.