Keeping Your Electric Furnace Clean

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Dust and dirt are major deterrents to the smooth working of your electric furnace. It has to be kept spotlessly clean on the inside as well as the outside. This takes a little more effort than simply wiping the machine down. An electric furnace that works to the best of its capacity will ensure that you have even heating at a reasonable price.

When you set out to clean your electric furnace, the first thing you need to do is turn it off. You risk electrocuting or burning yourself otherwise. Turn the panel that is labeled as a filter and open it up to give you access to the blower. You will find the filter placed somewhere in the vicinity of the blower.

Take it out and check to see if it can be reused or you need to replace it. It is one that can be reused, then you will have to clean it as per the instruction sin the manufacturers manual. Reusing filters that are meant to be replaced will only cause harm to your electric furnace.

Next get your vacuum cleaner from its closet and blow away all the dirt and grime that will come loose. If you have registers and vents installed as part of the heating system for your homes, you should take this chance to vacuum clean those as well.

Once you are done with all this you will need to turn your attention to the blower. This is the fan as well as the areas that surround it. Gently scrub accumulated dirt on every blade of the fan. Take tip from the a furnace engineer and use a tooth brush to do this job. Its quite effective. If not, any other small brush will do fine.

Next train your sights on the motor and the area it is located in. You will need a dry, clean cloth to clean this part. Check once more to ensure that there is no electricity flowing in. When you clean all the dirt from this area, you are sure that the machine will not short circuit due to any obstruction and will work hassle free. Examine the belts and pulleys surrounding the motor to make sure there not much wear and tear. If you need to replace them, call in the engineer. Once done, all you need to do is replace the gas furnace parts, plug it in and make sure all is working well.

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