Cleaning the burners

A host of problems can develop within your furnace if you are not sure to pay attention to the various ways that it needs to be maintenanced and cleaned.

Clean burning furnaces are the most effective furnaces, obviously.

This is why you occasionally want to check your burners. If you want to know whether or not your burners are clean, one simple way to do this is to check the flames themselves. When a burner is clean, the flames it produces will typically be blue in color and evenly spaced. This is what you want to see. If the burners are visibly yellow instead, there’s a good chance that your burner is actually dirty. It’s easy to forget about your furnace during the summer time or any season in which it is not needed. Despite this, what you need to bear in mind is that dust can and will accumulate within the furnace during these times of dormancy. Moisture and dirt can work together to cause the burners to become quite dirty. This is what may very well cause your burners to need cleaning. Burners can be cleaned with something as simple as a vacuum cleaner. You are obviously going to want to make sure that the furnace is entirely shut down, gas included, before you start cleaning the burners. While you were in there it is a good idea to clean the area around the blower as well. At the very least, a furnace owner should make sure that the burners are cleaned on a yearly basis, though they may need to be cleaned more often.
Cleaning the burners