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Common Furnace FAQs

Though spring is just around the corner, temperatures are still low, leaving homes heavily utilizing their home’s furnace. While those beautiful units might keep you toasty and warm all winter long, there are a lot of questions that often can come along with them, and we have the answers.

Here are some of the most common questions (and the answers) we get from homeowners when it comes to their furnace:

Does My Furnace Need Routine Maintenance?

Yes. Think of your tune-up/maintenance appointments for your furnace like your yearly physical with your doctor. You go to ensure that everything is working as it should and that any preventable things are spotted early on before they become something serious.

The same applies to your furnace. When you get routine maintenance, we will clean and inspect the unit to ensure that all minor things are fixed promptly, ultimately ensuring your system has a long and healthy lifespan.

Why Does my House Seem Not to Stay Warm?

There could be a lot of reasons your furnace isn’t performing as it should. The first thing to check is your furnace filter. If it’s dirty or you haven’t checked your screen in a while, that could be the cause. Another common cause of heating woes is the wrong size furnace or a system that's running near the end of its lifespan. Either way, if it's not your filter, it’s time to consider getting your furnace looked at.

How Long Should my Furnace Last?

With the right care, your furnace should last a lifespan of 16 to 20 years. Once your system gets close to this age span, you should start saving or shopping around for your options.

Need to repair or replace your heating system? Contact the team at Tri-City Heating and Cooling today at (203) 303-5700.