3 Ways to Clean Your Heating System

November 18, 2019

If your heating system works by circulating heated air, you could be circulating dust particles around your home. Some housekeeping will help your heating system to operate cleanly and efficiently throughout the heating season. 1. Cleaning Air Registers and Air Ducts A heated air system works by circulating heated air throughout your home. The air is brought into the furnace from inside the home, heated and then returned through the duct system. Before cleaning, be sure to turn off the power to the furnace. Each room should have a heat vent or register. Remove each one and wash it with soap and warm water. Use your vacuum cleaner with extension and vacuum the ductwork below each vent. Make sure the vacuum brush is securely attached so that you do not lose it down the ductwork. If the ductwork feels a little greasy, clean that off with a rag. Each floor of your house should have a return vent. They are usually on a wall. Remove and clean them the same way you did the floor vents. Every five years or so, you may want to have your duct system professionally cleaned. 2. Cleaning of Blower Wheel A dirty blower wheel...

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