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Oil Furnace Cleaning Tips

To maintain your oil furnace and keep it running efficiently, we recommend annual servicing from a trained HVAC professional. As grime and soot can build up over time, it makes your furnace work harder, causing strain and increasing your energy costs. At a minimum, it should be cleaned at the beginning of each heating season, but repeating mid-year will help keep your gas furnace in peak condition and help prevent future problems. We recommend that you contact your Carrier expert to perform this service.

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How to Clean Your Oil Furnace

  • Turn the furnace off and wait until it has cooled down.
  • Vacuum dust from around the furnace.
  • Clean the blower using a small brush.
  • Vacuum the burner and blower cavities.

How to Change Your Air Filter

  • Turn the furnace off and wait until it has cooled down.
  • Open the panel door and remove the filter.
  • Clean the filter space.
  • Insert a new filter. (If your furnace has a permanent filter, use the cleaner recommended by the manufacturer, and re-insert the filter).
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