Simple Furnace Fan Guide
It is possible to make any furnace last for a long time with proper maintenance and regular cleaning. Yet, certain parts, especially those that always move, can get worn out faster than those who don’t move. Therefore, these moving furnace parts need to be maintained more frequently compared to non-moving parts. The furnace fan is one these moving parts that is why maintaining it should be one of your top priorities. Furnace fans allow you to use your furnace easily and with no problems whenever you want to. Maintaining it on a regular basis won’t really be a burden to you.
6" Aero-Flo Model Inline Duct Fan 240 CFM
- 240 Free Air CFM Rated
- 6" Diameter 7-1/4" Length
- 37 Watts .64 AMPS
- 266 Degree MAx Operating Temp (Great for Wood Stoves)
- Permanent Lubrication-Impedance Protected-Oneshot Thermal Fuse
To make the furnace fan work at its best, here are some of the important components that make it run that you need to care for.
1. Furnace fan belt – this part allows furnace fans to rotate when the furnace fan motor has power. Since it is in direct contact with the fan and the motor, it gets worn out immediately. Always check the fan belt if it needs replacement.
2. Furnace fan switch – this controls the behavior of furnace fans. It signals whether the fan should move or not. Therefore, the switch should always be working not only to make the fan run but also for safety purposes.
Always Keep Furnace Fans Clean
To ensure that your furnace fan is always in good condition, make sure that it is cleaned regularly. With merely soap, water, and a soft cloth, you can already keep your furnace fan squeaky clean. Make sure that whenever you turn on the furnace, the fan is clean so that there will be no impact on your furnace motor and the overall performance of the appliance.