Clean Your Gas Furnace Yourself
Gas furnaces do a lot of heavy lifting, meaning they need to be regularly cleaned to provide ample heating for years to come. A regularly cleaned gas furnace will help reduce the need for emergency repairs and can extend the lifespan of the equipment. Thankfully, homeowners can do furnace cleaning on their own without the help of professionals. But how should it be done?
According to the narrator in the video, the very first thing homeowners should do when cleaning their furnace is turn off the appliance’s power and the gas valve.
This safety measure ensures the gas won’t combust during cleaning. After turning it off, the next step is replacing the air filter. Luckily, this is relatively easy to do. Homeowners are able to simply slide out the old filter and slide in the new one.
As an extra measure of precaution, homeowners should ensure that there is no dust in the gas combustion area. A blower or vacuum cleaner, if you have one on hand, is the best way to clean this area. The furnace blower can also have build-up sometimes, so it’s vital that homeowners inspect it and clean any build-up.