How Can I Properly Clean My Furnace?

Published On: March 13, 2024Categories: Furnaces

Maintaining a clean furnace is essential for its efficient operation. Over time, dirt and debris can accumulate, leading to reduced efficiency and wasted fuel. The Energy Centre will guide you through the steps to ensure your furnace remains in peak condition. If you’re unsure about handling the task yourself, it’s advisable to seek the expertise of trained HVAC technicians.

How to clean your furnace effectively?  

4 tips on how to clean your furnace

Clean the Burner: 

  • Before beginning, ensure the power source is turned off. Remove the furnace door to access the burner cover. Use a vacuum with a wand extension to reach deep inside. A properly cleaned burner will emit a blue flame. If it burns yellow or shows signs of soot, professional assistance is recommended. 

Clean the Blower: 

  • Gently remove the blower, being careful not to disturb the wiring and counterweights. Use a toothbrush and vacuum to clean it thoroughly. Take care to dislodge any trapped dirt between the fan blades. 

Inspect and Replace the Filter: 

  • Replace the furnace filter every 3 months, or monthly during continuous use. Hold it up to a light to check for clogs. Always use the same size and type to avoid straining the furnace. 

Professional Furnace Cleaning: 

  • Professional furnace cleaning can range from $60 to $80, depending on the specifics of your maintenance package. At The Energy Centre in Ottawa, we offer the most competitive rates. Contact us directly for detailed pricing information. 

Regular furnace cleaning is crucial for its longevity and efficiency, especially as the heating season approaches. If you’re seeking a quicker and easier solution, The Energy Centre’s seasoned experts are here to assist. With nearly 25 years of experience, we specialize in keeping your furnace in top-notch condition. Schedule your maintenance appointment today by calling 613-746-7000 or contacting us online. Don’t wait—ensure your furnace is ready for winter’s demands!