When you clean your furnace regularly, you can greatly reduce your winter energy bills. Here are a few tips you can implement into your current routine increase the efficiency of your heating unit.
Replace the Filter
If you have a forced air heating system, the filter of the unit can be found in a cold air return register or near the blower compartment. The purpose of the filter is to catch dirt and dust to ensure that it doesn't reduce the flow of air. If this part of the machine becomes clogged, the system won't be unable to run efficiently. This is why it is a good idea to check the filter monthly to clean or replace it when need be.
Check the Hot Air Registers
While you are in the process of furnace cleaning in Edmonton , it is also a good idea to check the hot air registers of the machine to make sure that they are open and unobstructed. When the hot and cold air registers are closed or blocked, the machine can quickly run into problems.
Check the Ductwork for Leaks
If you find any leaks in the ductwork of your furnace, be sure to seal them. This can be done with a special paste. You may also want to add insulation to the ducts if the machine is not already equipped. Give The Gentlemen Plumbers a call and we will help you find the sealing and insulation products you need.
Take Safety Precautions
While cutting down your energy bill may be high on your list of priorities, it is not nearly as important as maintaining the safety of your home. When you are furnace cleaning, it might be a good time to install a carbon monoxide detector in your home. That way, if any of your gas appliances malfunction, the detector will alert you to the danger.