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If you want to have a furnace that lasts for many years, then it’s time to start cleaning your heating system. With a little bit of cleaning, you can dramatically decrease the chances of a breakdown and improve the lifespan of your furnace. To help you get started, here are three key ways to cleaning out your furnace.

1. Filter

Keeping a clean filter is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your furnace is running at peak efficiency. Exactly how you clean it will depend on what type of filter you have. If it’s disposable, then all you need to do is check if it’s dirty (the dirt will generally be fairly visible). Simply throw it out and replace it if necessary. If you don’t have a disposable filter, then clean off the dirt by wiping it down and then clean it more thoroughly with water and soap if desired.

2. Blower Assembly and Heat Exchanger Block

The blower assembly and heat exchanger block are important parts of the furnace, but they can also build up a lot of dirt over time. Your blower looks like a sizable fan. It should slide out so that you can clean it with a cloth or vacuum. The heat exchanger block looks a bit like a girthy intestine, and it can be cleaned in much the same way.

3. Vents and Air Ducts

It’s very important that the air duct leading out of your furnace stays clean. If there are dirt and dust in there, then there’s dirt and dust being blown throughout your home and breathed in every time you turn on the heater. A thorough vacuuming might be enough to clean it out, but if the problem is particularly bad, you may need to call the professionals.

If your furnace is still giving you trouble, then contact the Huntsville professionals at Beckham and Jones. We’re the name that people trust when it comes to heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality services.

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