Monday, 18 November 2013

Important Reminders Before Cleaning Your Furnace

Furnace cleaning can be very difficult if you don't know how to take the machine apart and put it back together. It's not enough that you simply dust off all the dirt and grime from the furnace to really clean it. You have to make sure that every crevice and corner receives the same treatment. Typically, the parts of the furnace that need cleaning are filter, blower, and fan assembly.
The filter is arguably the most important since this is the one that leaves a huge impact on your health. All that warm air that you've been basking in may have harmful microbes all this time! Fortunately, it's not that hard to find since it is usually located near the vent of the furnace. Experts recommend cleaning this part of the furnace at least once a month and completely replacing it once a year. You'll need to hold the filter against the light to see if it's free of any particulates because even the smallest grain of dirt can give you a lot of trouble.
You can access the blower assembly by simply removing the panel that houses its main machinery. On the other hand, you may need to remove the fan from the fan assembly itself when you clean it. As these areas are also lined with circuits and wires, don't forget to unplug your furnace before you clean them! 

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