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Why You Should Clean Your Furnace Blower Wheel Regularly

If you have a furnace in your home, you probably know that it needs regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. But did you know that one of the most important parts of your furnace that needs attention is the blower wheel?

The blower wheel is the fan that blows the air through the furnace, the evaporator coil, and the ductwork into your home. It is responsible for delivering the warm or cool air that you need for your comfort. However, over time, the blower wheel can get dirty and clogged with dust, dirt, debris, and even mold. This can have a negative impact on your furnace and your indoor air quality.

Benefits of Cleaning Your Furnace Blower Wheel

Cleaning your furnace blower wheel regularly can provide you with several benefits, such as:

• Improved efficiency: A dirty blower wheel can reduce the airflow in your furnace, causing it to work harder and consume more energy. This can increase your utility bills and lower the lifespan of your furnace. By cleaning the blower wheel, you can restore the optimal airflow and reduce the strain on your furnace. This can save you money and extend the life of your system.

• Better performance: A dirty blower wheel can also affect the temperature and humidity levels in your home. If the blower wheel is not moving enough air, your furnace may not be able to heat or cool your home evenly and adequately. This can result in hot or cold spots, discomfort, and poor indoor air quality. By cleaning the blower wheel, you can ensure that your furnace delivers the right amount of air to every room in your home. This can improve your comfort and indoor air quality.

• Prevention of problems: A dirty blower wheel can also cause serious problems for your furnace and your home. If the blower wheel is too dirty, it can create friction and heat, which can damage the motor and the wheel itself. It can also cause your heat exchanger to overheat and crack, or your AC coils to freeze and leak. These problems can be costly to repair and can pose safety and health risks. By cleaning the blower wheel, you can prevent these problems from occurring and avoid expensive repairs and replacements.

Give us a call today to have come inspect your blower wheel and see if you could benefit from a nice freshly clean blower.

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