Bryant Furnace Maintenance

Having a working furnace is vital; and proper care and maintenance play great roles in lengthening the lifespan of your furnace. Not only that, a well-maintained device will be more energy efficient and will be able to work more effectively. Therefore, it’s essential to ensure that your Bryant furnace parts are working well and are highly efficient in providing you and your family heat during winter time. This will also avoid any furnace failures right in the middle of the cold season.

Bryant Furnace Ignitor
One of the things that you should check when your furnace isn’t lighting up is its ignitor. Bryant furnaces typically have electric ignitors and these often last for years. But in case a furnace ignitor fails to work, it is best to get a new one. These are usually priced between $20 and $60, depending on make and model.

Bryant Furnace Filters
Cleaning filters is an easy, do-it-yourself job. Just remove the filter, clean it, allow it to dry, and return this inside the furnace. However, taking out and putting a filter back in is the tricky part. Most Bryant furnaces have two kinds of filters – the up-flow and the down-flow filters. The up-flow filter that filters air moving up can be found at the lower compartment with the bottom blower. The down-flow filter that filters air going down is found with the top blower on the upper blower compartment.

Bryant Furnace Blower Motor
To make sure that furnace blowers are working efficiently, have these cleaned and lubricated regularly. Open the blower panel to gain access to the blower and the blower motor, as well as the pulleys and motor belt. You can clean these with a vacuum and also with a damp cloth afterwards to ensure that parts are thoroughly free from grime.

To lubricate the furnace, check the Bryant manual for a diagram of the interior section of the furnace and locate the oil fill ports. These are usually found on the top part inside the access panel. Uncover the ports, which are the smaller wheels right in the middle of a larger wheel. Place a few drops of machine oil onto the ports and put the covers back on. Lubricants that should be used here are light motor oil or a non-detergent motor oil.

Furnace maintenance plays a major role in ensuring the efficiency of Bryant furnaces. If you notice that some parts are defective, replace these immediately as continuing to use faulty parts will also damage other internal furnace components. Look for Bryant furnace dealers who can help you find the parts you need or contact people who can assist you with your furnace problem.