How to Prevent Overuse of Your Furnace

February 20, 2023 6:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Furnaces are made to last a long time, and they do, but there can also be a lot of unnecessary repairs, costs, and dangers involved if we don’t take care of our home’s trusted heating and cooling systems. By unnecessary, we also mean overusing and overworking your system. So the obvious solution is to understand how to prevent overuse of your furnace for life, expense, and health reasons.

How to Prevent Overuse of Your Furnace

There are many ways that we put an extra burden and workload on our furnace without even thinking about it. How to prevent overworking your heat system starts with knowing what causes your furnace to work more often and longer than it should.

While many of us subject our furnaces to extra work, the good news is the solutions are as simple as changing our habits. Here is a look at the key culprits and the usual suspects when it comes to taxing our heating and cooling systems.

Heating an Empty Home

In addition to saving the cost of running the furnace at higher temperatures, it also doesn’t take as much heat to maintain a comfortable setting. Turning down the thermostat when you leave the house is a good way to prevent overworking your furnace.

Heating and Cooling the Outdoors

Many of us might remember hearing the words, “we aren’t heating the outside” shouted as we left the door open on our way in or out. Perhaps even some of us have said that as parents ourselves. And it is true, allowing air from open doors and windows inside causes the thermostat to adjust, and costs more, too.

Blocking Vents

Blocking heating vents isn’t only causing your furnace to work harder, it can also present a risk of fire. If anyone thinks forcing a furnace to work a little more is no big deal, we wonder what they would say about that furnace after a house fire.

Cranking Up the Thermostat 

Another way to burden your heating system is to crank the thermostat up to 90. One, it isn’t necessary, two, it creates extra expense and work, and three, there is that minimal but possible risk of fire again.

Skipping Annual Maintenance

Yes, it seems like a hassle and one more expense you would rather avoid, but the money it can save homeowners over time is worth the investment. In addition to keeping your HVAC system running efficiently, annual maintenance will also result in cleaner air in your home or office.

KVK Inc.

Welcome to KVK Inc. We are a local family-owned and operated business, and we have been proudly serving Woodbine and the surrounding communities since 1996. Our team of highly skilled and knowledgeable technicians specializes in air conditioning and heating system installation, repair, and replacement; boiler and furnace maintenance, and more.

At KVK Inc., all of our technicians are fully licensed, bonded, insured, and ready to help. Contact us for more information or if you need service today.

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