If it’s been a year or more since your last furnace cleaning in Beachwood then its time to call Arco Comfort Air. Regular furnace maintenance is essential for keeping your family warm during the frosty winter months and for extending your furnace’s life expectancy.
If you want to take on a little d.i.y. furnace cleaning yourself or want to have a better idea of what a professional furnace cleaning service entails check out these four tips.
- Safety First: Firstly, use a breathing mask. Your furnace can be surrounded by dust, debris and in some instances pest dander. None of which are things you want to be inhaling. You’ll also want to turn off the power to the furnace by tripping the circuit. If you smell gas, get outside of your home and call the gas company.
- Replace or Clean the Air Filter: Filters serve duel purposes. They stop pet dander, pollen and other particles from getting into the furnace and from circulating around your Beachwood home. Filters should be replaced or cleaned twice a year or more depending on how quickly they become blocked. The filter is inside the blower door. Gently wipe away any dirt or debris with a warm wet cloth. Take out the filter and soak it in warm soapy water to remove stubborn buildup.
- Clean the Blower: The blower system is made up of the blower itself as well as pulleys and belts. These can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Allow them to dry first before putting the cover back on the furnace.
- Check Flue Pipe: The large vent sticking out from your furnace is the flue pipe. Furnaces use combustion to create heat. This process produces carbon monoxide that leaves your Beachwood home through the flue. Patch any small holes you find with foil tape. However, if there are many or larger holes you will probably need to have a new flew installed. Also, check to be sure the flue is properly connected to the furnace itself.
Let Someone Else Do it!
We’ve shared four tips on how to conduct a furnace cleaning in your Beachwood home. However, there is a lot more to furnace cleaning than patching flues and replacing air filters. There’s also inspecting for leaks, faulty switches and analyzing gas combustion. We at Arco Comfort Air know what we’re looking for and know how to fix it right the first time. So, give us a call and let us deal with the furnace cleaning needs in your Beachwood home. You’ve got better things to do!