Furnace Flue Cleaning – Oil & Gas Chimney Sweeping
What is a furnace flue?
A furnace flue is the ducting that carries the smoke, fumes, and heat from your furnace or boiler to the outside. One of the most important things you can do to ensure your furnace runs efficiently is to make sure your furnace flue is clean. A dirty furnace flue will reduce the amount of airflow coming into your furnace, which will mean that your furnace isn’t running at full capacity. It’s important to keep your furnace flue clean and clear of debris, otherwise, you run the risk of carbon monoxide accumulating in your home and causing a lot of damage. If you’re not sure how to clean it, we suggest you give our technicians at Elite Chimney Solutions a call - even if it’s just to answer your questions!
Common Questions About Cleaning Your Furnace Flue
WINTER IS COMING ( love a good GOT reference), and many homeowners start thinking about whether or not they should clean their furnace flues. But how do you go about cleaning them? What are the benefits of cleaning them? And do you really need to have your flues cleaned? Elite Chimney Solutions has answers to all these questions. The first step to cleaning your furnace flues is to remove any debris that might be hanging out at the top of your flue. This includes leaves and other outdoor debris that might have made their way into the chimney. Given the close proximity of the flue to your furnace, it’s important to clean the flue every year. Before we clean your furnace flue, we’ll do a complete inspection of your heating system and make sure everything is working properly.
What can happen if I don’t clean it?
The primary reason you want to have your furnace flue chimney cleaned is to prevent any puff-backs or CO leaks. A puff-back is when your oil furnace is unable to vent the products of combustion from your furnace due to a lack of annual chimney sweeping, or a blockage. When your furnace can not properly vent it will be forced to push the soot and carbon monoxide back into your home. Another important reason to have your furnace flue cleaned is so that it can decrease your energy costs and improve the efficiency of your heating system. This is because a clean flue will allow more air to flow, reducing the amount of work your furnace has to do to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Failing to clean your furnace flue will result in the buildup of soot (the tell-tale black substance that can be seen on the inside of your flue). Oil and gas deposits are immensely toxic, so it’s very important to have your furnace flue cleaned every year.
How Elite Chimney Solutions Gets The Job Done Right The 1st Time
The good news is that it’s not too difficult to do for our highly skilled and trained chimney sweeps so and we can be in and out in a matter of an hour or depending on the job - minutes! Call us today to schedule your oil or gas furnace flue cleaning (844) 354-8385