What Furnace Parts to Clean for Better Efficiency 

Our furnace is one of the most important appliances in our homes. Especially during winter months, our furnace is what makes our house homely, because it provides the warmth that we crave to make ourselves comfortable during these cold times. That is why when the winter months are approaching; we have to make arrangements to maintain our furnace. 

One of the best things we can do to maintain our furnace is to clean it. Because we don’t have much technical knowledge to fix issues on how it functions, cleaning is the best thing we can do. To help you do this, here are the furnace parts to clean for better efficiency. 

Furnace Parts 


Before cleaning your furnace, you have to make sure that you are safe in doing this. Plug off any wires and parts of furnace that is connected to any electrical sources to prevent yourself from getting electrocuted. If you are unsure of all the procedure and if you feel that there is something wrong with your furnace, better call professional furnace repairs.  

Clean the Filter System

The first component of your furnace that you should clean is its filter system. Its filter system traps dust, dirt, and debris so that it won’t get inside the machine and disrupt its function. Depending on your use, you should always check your filter system especially if winter season is coming. If it has accumulated dirt and dust, take it off and clean it. If you feel that it won’t do anymore, better buy a new one because they only come cheap. 

Clean the Blower

After cleaning or replacing your filter system, the next component to clean is your blower, which is located just after your filter system. The blower has a huge impact on the quality of warm air that comes out from your furnace. To clean it, you first have to extract the panels that are covering the filter system so that you can access the blower. Along with the blower, also clean the belts and pulleys that is located beside it. Use a piece of clean damp cloth to do this. 

Clean Furnace Ducts

Another component of your furnace that needs cleaning is your ducts, which can be prone to damage and inefficiency when you don’t clean it regularly. To prevent this, regularly clean your furnace ducts by using a high-powered vacuum. After vacuuming the ducts, you have to check and cover them every time, so that you will prevent air to leak to the furnace. 

Clean the vents

For the furnace to deliver warm air around your house, it has vents that are stretching throughout the house. Because these vents are located at the top and often out of our reach, it accumulates dust and dirt over time. When accumulated so much dust, it can cause problems on the heating system of our house, not to mention the unhealthy air it is spreading to us. To clean the vents begin by removing the cover, and then use the vacuum to clean the insides.