It’s easy to forget that a furnace exists when it is in tip top shape. As long as you are warm and no strange noises are emanating from the furnace’s region of the house, you probably don’t think about your furnace. To keep your furnace in a good working condition that you don’t have to worry about, you should book a furnace cleaning and checkup once a year.
Who Should Clean My Furnace?
Many people think that a furnace cleaning is something that can be done by the homeowner, or that it is just the removal of dust. In fact, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Furnaces are very complicated machines, and they should only be cleaned by a licensed professional. Never do it yourself or hire an unlicensed handyman.
What Happens When You Clean My Furnace?
The list is truly never-ending. We check vents, grills, and door for blockage or sealing issues. We check filters, wiring, blower motor, and burners for everything from proper ignition and flame to debris (the blower wheel usually needs to be completely cleaned. We look for rust and corrosion in the wiring and heat exchange and perform an amp-draw test on the blower motor. We examine the drainage system externally and internally, and clean the drain and trap.
While paying for an annual checkup may seem like a cost you don’t need, it will save you far more money in the long run. Preventative cleaning and maintenance will keep your furnace running smoothly, and prevent big problems. Think of getting your furnace cleaned as like going to the dentist; you don’t want to pay for the biannual cleaning, but it’s far better than having cavities or needing implants.
If you have any detailed questions about what we do R.J. Wiley to keep your furnace running smoothly, give us a call. We’d be happy to walk you through the process in layman’s terms