3 Ways to Clean Your Furnace

November 12, 2019

Although your furnace is out of sight, keeping it clean is important for a few reasons. Cleaning your furnace prevents it from breaking down when you need it most. As a result, you can save hundreds of dollars in repair costs.

When it comes to cleaning your furnace in Colorado Springs, you have two options. You can hire a technician from Home Heating Service, Inc., or you can do it yourself. Here are three ways to clean and maintain your heater.

1. Clean Access Panels and Main Parts

Before you get started, turn off your home’s gas and electricity. You shouldn’t begin the cleaning process until you take this action. If you don’t know how to turn it off, you should hire an HVAC professional to clean your furnace.

To clean the access panels and main parts, you’ll need a wet/dry vacuum with a brush attachment and a crevice tool. Use the crevice tool to loosen dirt in places that are hard to reach. Suck up the dust and dirt using your vacuum.

2. Clean Furnace Ducts

To clean the furnace ducts, you’ll need a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter. The purpose of the HEPA filter is to keep dust from blowing into other parts of your home. Place the vacuum in the ducts to suck out the dirt and debris. You can access your ducts from the vents.

If you notice that your vents are dirty, take a few moments to clean them. You’ll need a scrub brush to loosen the grime in your vents. Use a vacuum to remove the dirt after you’ve loosened it.

Replace Furnace Filters

3. Replace Furnace Filters

The simplest way to keep your furnace clean is by changing its filters. Purchase a high-quality furnace filter for best results. These filters remove dust, pollen, mildew, and mold. Replace the filters at least four times a year.

If cleaning your furnace doesn’t fit your schedule, Home Heating Service, Inc. can help. Schedule a service appointment in Colorado Springs with our company today. Our team can also help you with heating repair and installation, cooling repair, installation, and maintenance, and duct cleaning and sealing services.