1: Changing your furnace air filter
2: Visual inspection
3: Cleaning out the furnace
The blower compartment is where dust bunnies hide when you can’t see them in your living area. That’s right folks…, and you thought they just left on their own? Nope! Okay, so break out the vacuum and you’ll also need the dusting attachment and the crevice tool for this part. Vacuum out the entire compartment, making sure to use the dusting attachment for the end of the blower motor. That additional buildup blocks the air vents on the motor that are intended to keep the motor cool while running. Cool motors are happy motors!
4: Final step
Okay, almost there. Let’s put the doors back on, return the power switch to on, and turn the thermostat up until the furnace comes on. Are there any weird noises or vibrations? Hopefully everything was good. This is probably about as far as a homeowner can go without getting too deep. But if any issues were discovered through this process, remember that we offer professional furnace service.