Cleaning Your Furnace/Heat Pump
Regularly cleaning your furnace or heat pump is essential to maintaining its function and efficiency in the home. Cleaning requires checking inside and around the parts for damaged machinery and contaminant buildup. By using your own safety measures and calling a professional when necessary, you can prolong the life of your heating system and keep your home properly heated.
Cleaning a Furnace
Cleaning your gas or electric furnace may seem like an impossible job. However, as long as you first turn off the gas supply or power and practice safety measures, you can reap the benefits of a clean and high-performing furnace. Both the interior and exterior need to be vacuumed and wiped down, including the blower, igniter, flame sensor, air filters, oil supplies and belts.
A furnace is comprised of many delicate, essential parts that can be easily damaged or broken by accident. While light cleaning and vacuuming can help with your system’s overall functionality and efficiency, relying on a professional technician for more extensive cleaning jobs is the best option to minimize damage and costly repairs.
Cleaning a Heat Pump
By cleaning your heat pump every couple of months, you can maximize its life span, which is about 15 years on average. Heat pump coils can be vacuumed and wiped with a dry cloth and mild detergent. The suction grill opening and exchanger fins should also be cleaned to minimize the spread of bacteria and contaminants. Aerothermal heat pumps may require outside maintenance if the soil around your home is too sandy.
Regular heat pump maintenance is essential to keeping the air in the home clean and healthy for your family. Additional professional repairs can catch clogs and damaged parts before they create bigger issues.
Your Professional Heating Company
McFarland Indoor Comfort Services provides excellent customer service and professional repairs and installations in Granite City and in Madison and St. Clair counties. We’re here to help you with your heating and cooling system as well as indoor air quality and sheet metal fabrication. Call us today for fast, friendly and reliable service from experienced technicians.Tags: Furnace Cleaning