I let an HVAC technician clean my equipment

Yearly repair, including cleaning and repairs, of your heating and air conditioning equipment, is essential as it increases your heating and air conditioning system’s lifespan…

  • And cleaning, in particular, keeps the heating and air conditioning device at its optimum functioning.

And before you start cleaning, you should switch off the electrical power and the fuel supply and let the device cool off. Clean the combustion chamber using a small wire brush to scrape out built-up carbon and dust in the chamber, and use an industrial shop vacuum to clean up loose material, dust removal helps reduce allergens and particles from going around the house… However, inspect the chamber for corrosion or holes before replacing the cover; but next, check for holes in the flue that could cause carbon monoxide leaks, and patch any hole with foil tape. But, replace any corroded flue. Replace oil filters by first closing the oil valve. Remove the outdated filter and substitute it with a new 1. Check and change your air filter if it is dirty; the unit’s blower moves heated air from the furnace through ducts to room vents. Therefore, you need to also check the blower’s belt for looseness and any wear and tear. A loose belt will slow the blower’s ability to actually work effectively; however, adjust a deflected belt by sliding the motor slightly backwards. Calculate the furnace efficiency using a combustion analyzer. The combustion analyzer measures gasses in the exhaust flue. Adjust the burner air gates for the standard ratio of fuel to air. This adjustment allows the fuel to burn completely before going up the chimney. Replace the oil nozzle, which atomizes the fuel right before it ignites and combusts. Check the shape and the flame color at the ignitor to see if there is complete oil combustion inside. Lastly, clean the floor vents by removing and vacuuming out the ducts. Instead of doing all these steps on your own, you can get help from a qualified heating and air conditioning repairman.

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