Cleaning Your Furnace: How To Get The Job Done

Having your furnace cleaned often will help prevent issues such as breakdowns or problems with your furnace not working efficiently; either of these are going to cost you extra money that you may not have. Cleaning your furnace is one thing you can accomplish on your own, but to get a deep clean and to clean the moving parts of your furnace, you should hire an HVAC company that specializes in furnace cleaning. If your furnace is in need of a cleaning, read on for a few tips to get the job done yourself.

1. Clean Your Air Vents

The air vents around your home should be kept clean to help with proper air flow and to prevent the spread of dust and dander around your house. Clean your air vents by vacuuming them regularly inside the vent opening and remove the vents to clean them every couple of months as well. If you have high wall return vents, remove these vents as well and use your vacuum extension hose to vacuum the interior of these vents, which can build up with dust.

2. Vacuum The Furnace

The furnace itself is going to accumulate a lot of dust and dander over time. If you've never vacuumed your furnace before, you'll be surprised at how much dust has accumulated. Use the vacuum hose extension and vacuum the area around your furnace, then turn off the furnace and gas to vacuum inside the furnace as well. Vacuum as much of the interior as possible without touching too many of the moving parts inside. 

3. Change The Air Filter

If you do have a lot of dust and dander in your home, chances are that you aren't changing your air filter often enough. Change your air filter more often if you have pets in your home. Changing the air filter will prevent the further spread of dust and dander, and it can also provide your home with cleaner air to breathe. This is necessary if you have anyone in your home with breathing problems or if anyone has asthma or allergies. 

Keep your furnace clean to prevent breakdowns and to keep your home clean and free of dust and dander. These are just a few of the tasks that should be done to your furnace. A deeper clean should also be done at least once per year to help lengthen the life of your furnace and to keep the air in your home healthy and clean. Contact a company like Moore Heating & Air Conditioning Inc to learn more.