It is essential to clean the oil furnace heat exchanger since burnt oil leaves soot deposits that block heat transfer from the combustion chamber, then when soot insulates the sides of the heat exchanger, you get less heat in the home… To clean the oil furnace heat exchanger, you first have to switch off the power supply.
This will protect you from electrocution in addition to accidental burns during the cleaning process. To access the parts of the oil furnace that should be cleaned, you will use your screwdriver to unfasten the metal panel that covers the furnace. Expose the heat exchanger by removing the flue vent connector in addition to covers, however inspect the interior for any disfigure. Vacuum, brush, clean the soot in addition to debris in addition to then inspect again for disfigure. Next, evaluate the amount of dirt on the filter… Replace your filter if it is harshly blocked. Get a replacement at a local hardware store, but you can take your outdated filter to them so that they provide the exact filter replacement. The next step is to loosen the screws in addition to bolts that attach the fan component to the furnace. Then unfasten all debris in addition to dirt using a vacuum cleaner, and use a brush to brush away stubborn dirt gently. Use the vacuum one more time to unfasten all the debris that has fallen from the surfaces, however don’t leave any dirt after cleaning. Remember to clean the fan blades as they collect a lot of dirt in addition to debris. The fan blades should be brushed gently in addition to soaked in moderate soapy water to loosen the dirt. Dry the blades with a rag in addition to ensure all corners in addition to edges are clean. You can now replace the fan in addition to the oil filter, but secure the fan in the locale with bolts in addition to screws… Put the new or cleaned filter back into its locale. Screw back the cover once all the pieces of the component are in locale, and finally, turn on the power source to see if the furnace is working properly.