How to Make Your New Heater Last Longer

Nothing beats enjoying a warm home when the temperature drops. Furnaces and heaters keep you cozy, but you want them to last, so you don’t have to worry about replacing them soon.

We all want our new heater to last, so you need to be proactive. Want to know how to extend the life of your heater?

To get the most out of your furnace or heater, consider these tips on how to care for it.

Regularly Clean Your New Heating System

Dust, dirt, and pet hair can clog up the internal workings of the heater, preventing it from working properly and efficiently. To keep your home heating system running smoothly for the longest time possible, aim to dust around the outside of the heater regularly (as much as once per week).

Make sure to check any exposed vents for dust or build-up, and use a vacuum cleaner or brush to remove any particles. You should also inspect the inside of the HVAC system for dust and pet hair, looking particularly for any clumps or build-up.

Get the Right Type of Heater for Your Space

When looking for a heater for your home, be sure to select a type that is the right size for the space. Heaters that are too small will struggle to heat the room, while those that are too large will cycle on and off more often, which can cause components to wear out faster.

Depending on the room in question, you may need an infrared, oil-filled, ceramic, or convection heater.

Use the Correct Power Connection

Check the wattage rating of your heater and buy a power adapter that matches this wattage. Don’t try to use a cheap power adapter with a lower wattage, as this will cause a power surge which can fry your heater’s internals.

Also, check if the power connection is connected properly and if the adapter doesn’t get too hot while running. Check if the power outlet you are using is grounded and insulated properly. Make sure the power cord is long enough to reach a power outlet that is away from other heaters or radiators.

Avoid Excessive Use of the Heater

Turn on the heater when you need it rather than running the heater for the entire day. Keep the room at a comfortable temperature and adjust the thermostat when needed. Determine the right temperature range for the room so you don’t use the heater more than necessary.

Keep an eye on the monthly energy usage and adjust the thermostat accordingly.

Have the Heater Frequently Inspected By a Professional

An inspection allows a heater maintenance service technician to evaluate the components, identify any problems, and perform any necessary repairs to help your heater work efficiently. Schedule an inspection shortly after installation and at least once a year afterward.

This allows a technician to identify any potential problems, such as leaks, loose wiring, or dust and dirt buildup inside the heater. They can also inspect parts that are subject to frequent wear and tear and replace any damaged components.

Follow These Tips and Make Your New Heater Last Longer

To make your new heater last longer and perform efficiently, regular maintenance on your heater is key. Always refer to the manufacturer’s guide for performing maintenance and for troubleshooting tips to ensure that your heater runs smoothly. With regular maintenance, your heater will last for many years to come.

Take action today and maintain your heater for peak performance!

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