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Prolonging the Life of a Furnace in Clinton

Replacing a furnace in Clinton is an expensive investment. Premature replacement can be avoided with a few simple steps. It is recommended a furnace be cleaned at least once a year, as preventative maintenance is cost-effective and will definitely go a long way toward prolonging the life of the furnace. It is also important to have the furnace checked promptly if there are any signs of a problem. Waiting will cause minor issues to become major ones. That will result in higher repair costs and further damage to the furnace. Strange noises, an increase in the frequency of the furnace kicking on, and inconsistencies in temperature are a few reasons to call for service. Odors emanating from the furnace are also a sign a problem requires attention.

Between routine maintenance, homeowners should keep the area around the furnace clean and dry. Sweeping the space periodically will prevent dust and debris from infiltrating blowers, belts, and gauges. Dirty moving parts impede smooth function, which makes a furnace work harder to operate. Moisture will also make a difference in how the furnace functions. Keeping the area free from clutter will also prolong the life of the furnace. Insects, rodents, and mold are attracted to clutter. Storing papers, totes, furniture, and equipment in close proximity to the furnace may result in problems. Check for any leaking or rain water entering the basement near the furnace, as that can also increase mold and moisture from damaging the furnace.

Installing a programmable thermostat will also prolong the life of a furnace in Clinton. Setting it to adjust temperature consistently will eliminate extremes, and control the number of times the furnace needs to cycle on and off.

There are many models available to suit a wide range of needs and budgets. Customers can go to EastRiverEnergy.com for details on routine maintenance and the installation of new thermostats. Having a furnace insulated will also prolong life by protecting it and preventing it from struggling to operate. Older furnaces may need to be replaced to improve efficiency or if they fail to work, but making the current one last as long as possible will save homeowners money.

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