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Facts About Furnace Cleaning: Why You Must Get It Done On Time?

Nov 04, 2015

Furnace Home Improvement
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Overview:

The first thing that you have to make sure of at the start of this winter season is the right maintenance plan for the furnace or boiler that you have installed in your house. The more organized you are in the maintenance of the unit, the better it will perform all year round.

Your furnace air ducts may need cleaning if you see these signs:

  • Visually see any mildew or slime and other microbial growth.
  • Debris in the coils and if you see too much of muck deposits, then it might be the time to call in the cleaning professional.
  • Too much of dust and cobwebs.

Before you call:

Before you call in the professional, you need to understand that cleaning the furnace is very important. The more prompt you are in getting your ducts cleaned; the more effective and efficient the operation of the furnace will be. During normal operation of the furnace, dust can accumulate in ductwork that can lead to microbial growth. Timely cleanup ensures that you breathe clean air and this is also safe for the health of your family. It also helps you to save on the energy consumption, and it may increase efficiency as much as 40 percent!

Cleaning your furnace:

Getting your furnace cleaned is done by calling in the furnace cleaning experts. Never try to clean the furnace by yourself as there might be a risk of electrical shock. Some areas need to be checked by the professionals before the start of the cleaning process. It is always recommended to get the furnace cleaned once a year; your ducts should be cleaned every two years. This ensures that your system is maintained well and all the other components such as your heat exchanger, coils, drain pan, fan motor and housing, and system housing are also taken care of. If you have long ducts in the house to evenly distribute the heated air at all parts of the house, then you also need to get the air ducts checked for any leakage. It is also necessary that you make sure the areas are clear from the occurrence of moisture, water, dust, debris, pest contamination, and other pollutants.

To make sure that the routine maintenance of the furnace is safe, always get it done by taking your family out of the house. As the cleaning can be done in few hours, you don’t have to shift the furniture of the house. Always call Romaniuk Heating & Air Conditioning for the best furnace service in Edmonton.

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