Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems
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Hello, my name is Jacob. I would like to talk about proper installation and repair of the HVAC system in your commercial building. Full scale HVAC systems for commercial buildings require ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep every floor and room at a comfortable temperature. These temperature control systems also control the air quality in the building by sending the airflow through filter elements. My site will cover all aspects of the upkeep needed for these systems. I will also talk about the benefits of keeping your air quality and temperatures at desirable levels. Thanks for coming to visit my website.

Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

How To Safely Clean Your Furnace

Isaiah Chapman

Over the years, if you don't do your part to keep up your HVAC system, it can put undue stress on certain components and ultimately shorten the lifespan of certain components and appliances. This is particularly true when it comes to furnaces. In order to get the most out of your furnace, when it comes to both lifespan and operational efficiency, you need to clean it on a regular basis. This article explains the best tools and methods for properly cleaning a furnace in a central HVAC system.

How to Access and Shut Down the Furnace

Actually cleaning an air furnace is usually simple, but many people are intimidated by working on furnaces because they need to shut down the gas and electricity in order to safely work inside a furnace cabinet. The shut-down process is actually very simple; you just need to make sure you do it in the right order. First, you remove the access panel to your furnace. As soon as you do this, you should notice a gas control knob that should be clearly marked. Just twist it to the off position. Once the gas is turned off, you should shut down the power to your furnaces.

Most furnaces don't have a power switch mounted directly on the cabinet. However, there is usually a breaker box attached to the wall nearest to the furnace. If not, you need to find the main breaker switch for the furnace. Now that the gas and electricity are turned off, you can safely work within your furnace, and you won't need to worry about your furnace powering on while you are inside the cabinet.

Cleaning Inside the Furnace Cabinet

First of all, if there is dust buildup inside your furnace compartment, it is obviously a good idea to clean it up, no matter where it is. Basically, you want to clean the entire interior of your furnace cabinet, but there are a few components that you should focus on. For instance, the heat pump can get dirtier than other components within your furnace. The vented plastic box that covers the pump fan can get clogged. When these vents are clogged with dust, it prevents the fan from cooling off the pump. Basically, this means your pump will operate at a higher temperature and be less efficient. So, you want to use a vacuum to suck the dust out of the plastic vents.

Basically, clean everything that you can easily reach with a hose vacuum. Just be careful to not knock any electrical wires loose.

For professional assistance, contact a company like Reid’s AC & Heat.