A furnace breaking down is the last thing homeowners want to deal with, but many homeowners also don’t take proper care of their furnaces in the first place. A little cleaning goes a long way when it comes to preventing breakdowns and improving the longevity of a heating system. Here are three ways to clean out your furnace and keep it in pristine condition.
1. Check the Air Ducts
One of the biggest and least intuitive reasons why your heater might be performing below expectations is the ductwork. If your ventilation is dirty and full of debris, then that’s going to adversely impact your heater’s ability to warm your home. Not only will those obstructions soak up heat and prevent some of it from getting to your rooms, but they can also lower your quality of air. Allow Beyer Boys in San Antonio to come in and handle this task for you.
2. Vacuum Out the Interior
A good general cleaning of your heating system is a very good idea if you haven’t done it in a while. Simply power off the heater, disconnect it to be safe, open up the access panel, and clean out as much of the dust and dirt inside as you can. Take care not to disturb any of the components as you clean. A hose attachment can make it easy to target specific areas and get in hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.
3. Dust Off the Pilot
The area around the pilot light can get dirty over the years. If it gets too dirty, then the pilot light might not be able to ignite and start the reaction to heat your home. Therefore, it’s a good idea to keep that area as clean as you can. If you have an older model that’s burning all the time, then you’ll want to approach cleaning with great care. Use a straw to blow air with extreme precision and avoid blowing out the light. We’re experts when it comes to pilots, so let Beyer Boys tackle the dirty work.
If you’re still having problems with your furnace, then Beyer Boys is the name to remember. We know residential heating and air conditioning, as our NATE certification and decades of service can attest. Set up an appointment today for anything from A/C and heating installation to emergency plumbing repairs and indoor air quality testing.