Keeping heating systems at good condition may not be that hard for every one of us especially that they can be maintained easily. However, it might take a lot of your time because good performance still requires regular maintenance that we all have to monitor our heating systems’ condition most often. Hassle isn’t it? Don’t you worry, if you just do it perfectly you won’t be able to have a headache in the future for spending too much money on repairs or –worse—buying new ones. Unfortunately, all furnace types need cleaning or furnace repair Ogden Utah in order for them to operate efficiently and productively to suit your needs. If you really want to save a lot of your money on heating bills, whether you like it or not, you really have to learn maintaining your heating systems all by yourself and avoid too much relying on professional furnace service providers that will cost you too much. If ever you’re still unconvinced, read more to understand the importance of cleaning and furnace repair Ogden Utah to enhance your furnace system’s superb performance while reducing your heating bills.
We know that the mortal enemy of any furnace system is dirt, aside from the fact that it can waste too much fuel and energy it can also downgrade its efficiency. In fact, according to studies, it can also cause the system to overheat which can lead to system damage. Because dirt affects the three components of your system, cleaning is the best answer to solve your problem. The three parts of your furnace package that should be cleaned are the following: the blower, filter system, and the motor.
It’s highly advisable that at the beginning of the heating season you should change or clean the furnace filter. However if you’re using the filter consecutively, cleaning or changing once in a month is much needed. To check the filter, you can simply take it out and hold it up to the light. If you see it’s clogged, it only means that it’s time for you to replace it with a new one, but of course with the same filter size and type.
A disposable furnace repair Ogden Utah filter contains of a fiber mesh in a cardboard frame and you can identify its size by looking at the edge of its frame. The arrow that you can see on the edge of the frame gives you the right direction of airflow through the filter. Since your purpose is to let the air flow toward the blower, it’s essential that you point away the arrow from the return air-duct toward the blower, this gives you an assurance that it will operate correctly.
A permanent furnace filter is often convenient and very affordable. Furthermore, this type of filter is slightly more efficient than the disposable one. The characteristic of a permanent filter is that it should be cleaned regularly in order for it to function accordingly. Before you clean the filter, you should read the manufacturer’s instructions first which can usually be seen on the furnace case.. Here’s how to replace or change a filter:
- On the front side of your furnace below the return-air duct, look for a metal panel. It can be found also between the duct and blower system
- Unscrew the panel from furnace case or slip it off the holding hooks. On some furnace systems, their filters are exposed, if that’s the case you can slip the filter up and out of the U-shape tracks.
- Replace or clean the filter. However, before doing so, it’s better if you do some inspections.
- Clean the belts, blower, and pulleys to the blower and motor case. Blower cleaning can be a difficult task if your furnace’s fan is a squirrel-cage type because openings in this kind of blower usually become clogged with dirt and dust particles. To remove the dirt in your blower, remove first the panel that covers the filter so that you can access the blower or panel on the front side of your furnace. To gain access to the inner part of your furnace blower, just slide out the fan unit.
These are some friendly Cleaning Tips for Furnace Repair Ogden Utah.