Cleaning your heat exchanger, especially if you have an older draft vent furnace. This YouTube tutorial “How to Clean a Heating Exchanger” will show you how to perform everything yourself and avoid a lot of hassle when it comes to the time. Find out more!
Verify that your heat exchanger comes with a device to protect against flame roll before you start. It’s the model that’s shown in this video has this feature, since it works by rolling up flames to the front. This device is useful should flames go out everywhere, however, it’s not impervious to fire by any means. Cleaning it is your best option.
In the beginning, you’ll have to remove the cover on top. It comes with screws that you can be able to remove with ease. In the middle, there’s the draft cover. The draft hood has to be removed using the screws on the sides and the bottom. Then you’ll see the heat exchanger tubes as and the baffles after you take it off. The issue is when dust builds up near the baffles. It then blocks the. There’s a need to get rid of the baffles, and then use a tree brush to remove the dust as efficiently you can.
You can watch the rest part of the clip for further information on cleaning your heat exchanger.