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Wood Boiler Maintenance

If you own a wood boiler or are thinking about getting one, you need to know how to properly care for it. A little bit of TLC will go a long way to ensuring your wood boiler will continue to deliver maximum performance for a very long time. This article shares with you some tips on how to properly care for your wood boiler.

Test Your Water

Depending on where your water is coming from, it can contain some things that will build up in the water like calcium or magnesium. This kind of build up is called scale buildup and it can wreak some havoc on your boiler, including spreading to other parts of the system. Things like rust and corrosion will severely affect the performance and life of your boiler, so you need to know what’s in your water so you know how to treat it. If your boiler is new, it’s also a good idea to flush it out to make sure all residues from the production process are gone. When you’re ready to test your water, you can call a professional or test it yourself at home.

Watch Your Water

One preventative tip to making sure your boiler is doing ok is to keep an eye on the water. If the water is murky or you notice anything like algae or bacteria, it could be a sign that corrosion is in effect. To clean the water you can use a bunch of things but not all of them are good for the boiler. Bleach can be corrosive and some other normal cleaning chemicals can invite more growth. Vinegar is usually the best bet for cleaning up build up without instigating more problems. The best thing you can do to save yourself the trouble is to add water filters to your boiler to keep your water clean and your boiler effective.

Clean Out Your Ash

It’s important to clean out your ash pan and inside your wood boiler to help prevent build up of creosote. Creosote can really limit how well your boiler heats and how much wood you need to keep it going. Too much build up can also affect other parts of your boiler, which will cause a trickle down effect of issues. Along with the main parts, it’s a good idea to try and clean the smaller boiler parts as well. They are important as well. If you find any boiler parts are too damaged, call your local manufacturer or go online at www.wood-furnace.net to see about replacing the boiler parts needed as soon as you can.

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