Last updated on September 28th, 2021
An often overlooked part of home maintenance is furnace cleaning, but avoiding it can have a major impact on the cleanliness and overall health of your home. A clean furnace means cleaner air for you and your family. Between regular furnace maintenance appointments, we recommend you keep your own cleaning schedule for maximum furnace efficiency.
The following furnace cleaning tips will ensure your heating equipment runs properly, efficiently, and can deliver healthy air throughout your house. With a cleaner furnace, you’ll be saving money and increasing your comfort level.
- Cleaning the Filter
The easiest task on our furnace cleaning tips list is to replace or clean your furnace filter. You should always replace your filter at the beginning of the heating season and about once a month during peak use. Your clogged filter should be replaced with a brand new filter of the same size and type.
- Clean Around the Furnace
Furniture, boxes and other objects placed close to your furnace can cause its efficiency to suffer. Items placed too close to your heating equipment impact its breathing room, and could result in overheating. Use this as an opportunity to tidy up around your furnace.
- Clean the Vents
Debris and dust can also form in the vents on the front panel of your furnace. Blocked air flow can cause your furnace to overheat and work less efficiently. Clear any blockages here with a vacuum. It is also worth vacuuming the air vents throughout your home to be sure they are all free of dust.
- Clean the Outside
Next, clean the exterior of your furnace and related equipment. Use a duster to remove cobwebs, dust and other debris from the outside of your furnace. Lingering dust and residue on the outside of your furnace can cause an unpleasant “burning” smell when your furnace heats up for the first time.
- Clean the Blower
Before attempting this important cleaning tip, shut off your furnace. This is essential for your safety. Open up the front panel of your furnace and carefully vacuum out any debris and dust that has accumulated around the blower. Be especially careful around any electronic components to avoid damage that could result in a short circuit.
- Duct Cleaning
As part of your furnace cleaning, it’s important to consider the cleanliness of your ductwork. If it’s been a while since your ducts were cleaned, contact a local reputable duct cleaning service to perform this maintenance for you.
At Evam Canada, we suggest that you schedule regular furnace maintenance and repair to keep your heating equipment in top shape. Furnace cleaning is easy when an expert technician takes care of the bigger tasks for you!
Call us today at 1-905-624-5544 to book your maintenance appointment and get your furnace working efficiently again.