Clean Air Solutions Ltd.
Clean your furnace to keep it running correctly

Cleaning Furnaces

Dirt is the biggest enemy of your forced-air furnace. It can waste fuel and drastically lower efficiency. Dirt affects all three basic components of your furnace - the filter system, the blower, and the vents - so cleaning is the most important part of regular maintenance.

With autumn just around the corner, and winter not far behind, now is the time to consider removing last season’s buildup of dust, dirt, allergens, and contaminants – along with any added during our open door summer season – before winter comes and it gets blown back into your home or worse, damages your furnace.

Family owned and operated Clean Air Solutions Ltd. has been providing homes and businesses affordable, professional furnace cleaning and other HVAC cleaning services since 1992 in Edmonton and throughout Northern Alberta.

If there is visible dust or dirt, or worse yet, a musty odor coming from your vents or HVAC equipment, it’s likely your air ducts and dryer vents are overdue for cleaning. However, when it comes to furnaces, an ounce of prevention truly is worth a pound of cure. To keep your furnace running efficiently and safely between professional cleaning sessions, and prevent the hassle of breakdowns, here are a few simple maintenance procedures.

First and foremost is the furnace filter. Your filter should be replaced or cleaned at the beginning of the heating season (before you turn your furnace on for the first time) and about once a month during periods of continuous use. To check the filter, take it out and hold it up to the light. If it looks clogged, replace it with a new filter of the same type and size regardless of the length of time it has been used.

Start by flipping the electrical power switch to off. Remove the furnace door by lifting up and pulling it out. Next inspect the burner flames, they should be fairly even and blue, yellow flames indicate dirty burners. Be cautious while working on your furnace, do not remove burners, stick anything into the pilot orifice or make adjustments– adjustments should be done by a professional. Misaligned burners can pose a serious hazard by allowing gas to build up before the burner ignites, causing a flash fire. Poking a sharp object into a pilot can widen the orifice, turning the pilot into a flamethrower.

Next, given that most contemporary furnaces are closed systems, vacuum in and around the burner housing and the blower. Always refer to your furnace service manual and pay close attention to the safety precautions. If you’re faithful about changing your filter, you won’t have to clean inside your furnace as frequently. Even if you follow these maintenance steps, it’s recommended that you have a heating professional thoroughly check your furnace at least every three years.

With Clean Air Solutions Ltd., your satisfaction with our results is guaranteed, our rates are competitive for furnace cleaning in Edmonton, and we provide free quotes. All customers receive the same great service and we accept calls in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. If you have just moved into a new home, a new home to you, have replaced your furnace, or simply have air quality concerns in your home contact Clean Air Solutions Ltd. at 780-484-7203 or toll free at 1-800-990-2599 today.