3 Ways to Clean Your Furnace

November 6, 2019

A clean furnace is more efficient and better able to deliver warm air throughout your home. Regular maintenance service can take care of the deep cleaning, but a few simple steps can further prevent dirt buildup. Include these easy tasks to improve your indoor air experience. 1. Replace the Filter Regularly This is a simple and effective way to reduce the amount of dirt being transferred into your heater. Changing the filter every three months is advised. Dustier environments may require monthly replacement. Inexpensive fiberglass filters make this a cost-effective way to keep your furnace in good working order. Check your equipment manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding high-efficiency filters. High-efficiency filters can sometimes strain the limits of the motor and reduce airflow. 2. Seal Leaky Air Ducts A leaky duct system allows dirt to enter the heating equipment. Check exposed ductwork in attics, basements or utility areas for open or poorly sealed seams. Use a metal duct tape to seal the exterior of the ductwork. This tape keeps the warm air in and the dirt out. Metal duct tape is available at your local home building supply store. If you want assistance from a professional, Advanced Comfort Solutions offers...

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