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How To Properly Maintain Your Furnace

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Performing furnace maintenance Furnaces do not require much maintenance

Furnace Maintenance

Fire cleaning can be a complex process. You may even have to temporarily leave your Bel Air, CA, home while the fire restoration professionals do their work. Thankfully, by performing regular furnace maintenance, you can reduce the chances of a blaze harming your property. Furnace maintenance includes:

  • Dirt removal
  • Lubrication
  • Belt replacement

Initial Steps
Before you do any work on your furnace, turn off the power source. You can do this by removing the fuse or tripping the circuit breaker that controls the unit. If the fuse blows, you likely have an issue with the electric system. To avoid the need for major smoke cleaning, have a technician fix the problem right away.

Dirt Removal
A dirty furnace is not just inefficient. In extreme cases, it could also spark a blaze that necessitates fire cleaning services. You should thus regularly clean the furnace blower, motor, and filter. The filter, in particular, should be replaced or cleaned each month the appliance is being continuously used.

Lubrication
Many furnace motors have permanent lubrication. However, motors with oil ports must be lubricated each year. Simply apply a few drops of 10-weight motor oil to each of the ports.

Belt Adjustment
If your furnace has a blower, you should inspect its belts when you lubricate and clean the heater. If the belts are frayed or worn, you should replace them immediately. Make sure that the replacement belts are the same size and type as the old ones are.

Professional Service
To truly make sure that your furnace is in top shape, you should get it professionally checked once a year. Try calling the heating expert early in the spring, at the end of the cold season. You should receive prompt service and may even get a discount.
Furnaces do not require much maintenance. By performing a few simple tasks each year, you can keep your furnace functioning properly. A working furnace will keep your house warm in the winter and prevent the need for fire cleaning services.

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