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Furnace Cleaning in Joliet, IL
Of the many comprehensive furnace services we offer to our Joliet, IL area customers, furnace cleaning is one of the most important. As part of your overall yearly maintenance tune-up, furnace cleaning keeps your furnace operating powerfully, efficiently, and most importantly… safely.
There are a couple of things you can do to ensure that your furnace is clean, like clearing the space around it by up to 2 feet–especially if anything flammable is nearby. You can also change the air filter in your furnace every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter and the level of contaminants in your home. But for thorough and effective furnace cleaning, you’ll want an experienced team of professionals, like our EPA-certified technicians.
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Why is furnace cleaning so important? Well, there are many reasons. First off, if too much dust, dirt, or other debris builds up on the internal components of your furnace, it can create too much friction. When too much friction occurs, so can overheating. This could lead to a temporary shut down of your furnace for safety, or your furnace could break down altogether.
The other reason it’s so important is that dirt and grime can coat the burners and heat exchangers, making it harder for them to actually heat air. This sounds frustrating, but it can also become unsafe. If your burners have to burn through grime to do their job, it will cause them to "burst" through the debris, rattling your entire system and risking problems like cracked heat exchangers.
Lower Energy Costs
Professional furnace cleaning lowers your energy costs! This is because our comprehensive cleaning helps all the furnace components work exactly as they are meant to, powerfully and efficiently. When they’re able to do that, your furnace doesn’t have to consume as much energy in order to do its job. This means better home heating at a more reasonable cost.
Avoiding the Hazards of a Dirty Furnace
As we mentioned above, furnace cleaning contributes to the overall safety of your furnace, and the safety of your home. A dirty furnace can lead to problems such as overheating components that can cause the system to unexpectedly break down and can lead to cracked heat exchangers as we mentioned above.
These heat exchangers house carbon monoxide, as well as other combustion gases, and this isn’t something you want your household exposed to.
Getting Filter Professionally Replaced
As we mentioned above, you should be swapping out the HVAC air filter of your furnace on your own, every 1-3 months. This will keep airflow moving in and out of the system easily, and will ensure there’s minimal airflow restriction.
Of course, you can check with our experienced technicians if you need help replacing a filter, or if you want to learn about your filter options, as not all HVAC air filters have to be replaced as often as every 1-3 months.