Dust accumulates very quickly and on almost any solid surface. Stop dusting the house for a few days to test this theory if you don’t believe that it’s true. You might also notice dust particles floating in the air. If these dust particles become trapped in the furnace, a slew of potential problems may occur. It is beneficial to keep your furnace clean and free from those dust bunnies that just aren’t as cute and cuddly as the cotton-tailed, blue-eyed fluffy versions.
Dust builds up on the furnace when it is trapped in the air. This is usually caused by the return ducts in the furnace and an improperly working air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it fails to trap the dust particles the way that it is designed to do and it then builds on the furnace and the various components. If you don’t schedule the recommended annual preventative maintenance service with the pros, additional dirt and dust may accumulate on the unit and cause trouble.
Dusty furnaces bring many negative consequences into the home, including:
The best means of defense against a dusty furnace is regular air filter changes. When you change the air filter each month, it reduces the risk of dust accumulating on the furnace, causing trouble. A secondary way to keep the unit dust free is through scheduled preventative maintenance checks from the pros. These checks look for components that aren’t working properly and make repairs before potential issues can cause trouble. Furthermore, it also keeps the dust off your unit!
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