Furnaces are what I like to call the heart of our home especially living in Alberta our heating systems are extremely important leaving your furnace neglected can lead to issues which can be very costly especially at 2:00 am on Christmas Eve with a house full of guests. Simply checking to make sure your filter doesn’t need to be changed on a monthly basis can prolong the life of your furnace by years. It’s also recommended to have a technician come service and tune up your system every 2 years to make sure all components are functioning properly. A good cleaning will help prevent dust build up on your fans which seems minor to us but not to our blower motors who work hard all winter and adding that extra weight and heat can lead to early seizing. Another key item is your thermostat, make sure your thermostat isn’t out dated causing inaccurate temperature readings making your furnace to run more often than it actually needs to be.