What Parts of a Furnace Need to Be Cleaned?

What Parts of a Furnace Need to Be Cleaned?

21 Jan 2019

You already know the heating system in your Beeville, Texas, home needs annual maintenance. Ideally, a professional will service your heating system at least twice a year to ensure it maximizes efficiency. During these regular maintenance sessions, a professional HVAC contractor can also assess whether you need to clean your furnace.

Blower Assembly

A professional should clean the blower assembly on your furnace at least yearly. If the furnace has a squirrel-cage fan, cleaning the blower assembly is all the more important. That’s because the openings in this type of furnace tend to become clogged with dust and dirt. Cleaning the blower assembly is also essential to minimize allergy and asthma symptoms.

To clean the blower assembly, a professional will need to remove the panel that covers the furnace’s filter. On some furnaces, they’ll also have to remove the front panel cover, which may be connected by screws or hooks.

Burners

The burners on a furnace often become contaminated or misaligned, which requires them to be cleaned. The burners may be connected through slots or wings, and taking them apart to clean them is a great way to prevent both issues.

If the connection mechanisms aren’t free of debris, they can negatively impact the efficiency of the furnace. However, it’s very important that you leave all furnace cleaning tasks and regular heater maintenance to a professional HVAC contractor. Otherwise, you risk injury and damage.

Heat Exchanger

The heat exchanger on a furnace is another part that tends to have frequent dust and dirt buildup. But visually inspecting this part of the furnace requires special training. If the heat exchanger needs cleaning, it’ll require special tools to remove and clean the heat exchanger. Therefore, you should always leave furnace cleaning to a professional heating contractor.

Bodine-Scott specializes in furnace cleaning services and can ensure your system is running properly. Contact us today by calling 888-481-8511. We’ll make sure your heating system is operating at maximum efficiency.

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