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How to Keep Your Furnace and Air Conditioner Clean

Everything needs a good clean now and then...even your furnace and air conditioner! Yes, these important machines make your life easier (and more comfortable) by keeping your home at just the right temperature. That is why it is especially important to take care of them. Your furnace and air conditioner need to be cleaned every so often as part of their regular maintenance. A good clean can help your furnace and air conditioner to work more efficiently and may even prolong their lifespan - not too shabby. So, how can you clean your furnace and air conditioner?

When it comes to cleaning these important machines, there are things that you can do yourself...and things that you should probably leave to the professionals. Knowing the difference can save you time, energy, and even money. So, what can you do on your own? Start by changing your furnace filter when it is necessary. How frequently it will need to be changed varies from home to home, but it is typically around 3 months. If you're not sure, simply remove it from the furnace and inspect the filter for any signs of wear or build-up.

You may also choose to clean the outside of your furnace or air conditioner on your own. However, be careful when you do it. While there is no harm in wiping down the exterior with a soap and water solution, it is essential that you avoid getting any soapy water inside the unit. This could cause serious damage to your heating and cooling system. Beyond changing your furnace filter and cleaning the exterior area, you may want to stick with an experienced professional. The last thing you want to do is ruin or damage part of the machine. It may end up costing you an awful lot of money for repair or replacement.

So, you've called in a professional to clean your furnace and air conditioner. What can you expect? They will focus on removing any dust or dirt that has made its' way into your appliances. When a professional cleans and maintains your furnace, they will start by removing the safety panel from the front. From there, they will clean or change the filter, clean the area that keeps the filter in place, and use a small vacuum, rag, and various other tools to carefully clean out any built up dust or dirt. A professional should do this each year before those chilly winter months roll around. This will make sure that your furnace is ready to keep you warm and cozy.

When it comes to cleaning your air conditioner, a professional will need to do a number of things. This will often include cleaning the evaporator coil, which is found in your HVAC unit, as well as cleaning the condenser unit outside - which includes the exterior, along with the interior parts and the fan. It is recommended that your air conditioner cleaning be done in late spring, before you turn on your air conditioner for the summer. Remember, cleaning an air conditioner requires skill and knowledge. Improperly cleaning an AC unit may cause a number of serious problems to the efficiency of your cooling system. That is why it is best to leave your cleaning maintenance to the people who know how to handle it.

Just like the rest of your home, your furnace and air conditioner need to be cleaned. Whether you opt to do some of the cleaning yourself or call in a professional for full maintenance, it is important to keep your heating and cooling system free from built-up contaminants. The cleaner your unit, the better it will work!

Anton Lester understands the importance of Furnace Heating and Air Conditioner Cleaning. He works for Heating Cooling Toronto and has been involved in the furnace industry for over ten years. It is his vast experience that allows him to understand the needs of his clients.


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