How To Keep Your Furnace Clean With Five Simple Tips

Always make sure your furnace air filters are regularly cleaned and monitored when it comes to household cleaning. To ensure you have good air-quality inside your home, air filters are crucial for removing particles from the air.

Furnace air filters should be checked at least once in a while to ensure their effectiveness and should be well taken care of. First off, you should have your gas equipment regularly checked.

It is highly recommended that you should always clean and change your air filters. If you don’t change them, your furnace filters will be very dirty, which will shorten the lifespan of your furnace and increase heating expenses every winter.

Heating in the winter can be pretty expensive. Once a month, check and inspect your replacement filters, and check them twice a month during the cooling and heating seasons.

If you have permanent filters, make sure to clean and wash them monthly. If you have electric air cleaner filters, try to wash and clean them every one to two months.

  • Make sure that the electric power has been turned off first before you check or work on the blower motor.
  • Replace broken or damaged furnace belts right away, and be sure that the replacement part fits your model furnace.
  • Keep a spare part on hand with you at all times.
  • Always check the motor thoroughly when oiling the fan monitor.
  • Some types of furnaces don’t need to be lubricated at all, however most fan motors need to be oiled regularly.

Furthermore, make sure the fins on your blower fan have no dirt or dust in them when examining the blower or fan. Check the housing of the fan or the frame to be sure it’s free of debris.

To save on heating expenses, set the right humidity level on your dehumidifier. It is suggested that your humidifier be cleaned at least once a month, but if you’re using hard water, you should check on it more often.

Replace the wick or pad on your humidifier once a year.

It’s extremely important to check the vents and chimneys to see if they are clogged with debris. If they are, they need to be cleaned out as soon as possible. If your chimney is metal, paint any exposed part of the chimney with an outdoor primer and apply an outdoor latex paint to prevent it from rusting.

Your furnace area should be kept clean and tidy at all times. Never store gasoline, kerosene, chlorine, paint thinners, paint strippers, or chemicals in the furnace room.

If you would like a professional furnace tune-up, ESCO has the best HVAC technicians to assist you. Call 801-204-9444 or schedule a furnace tune-up online.