Four Tips To Help With Maintenance Of Biomass Heating During Winter Months

If you have a biomass boiler for heating and hot water in your home, maintenance is important to ensure your system is working efficiently. During the winter months, your system will need to have more maintenance done to ensure that it is working properly. You will need to do things like clean the fire chamber and tubing. Here are some tips to help ensure your biomass heating system is working properly when you need your heating most:

1. Checking Fuel Materials And Making Adjustments To Boiler

The fuel for a biomass boiler is one of the most important components. If you have a system that just burns firewood, you want to make sure that it is dry and has very low humidity. The systems that use pellet and smaller fuels can be a little more complicated. You will want to make sure that fuel is always feeding to the system, and you may also need to make adjustments to the boiler when you change fuels.

2. Cleaning The Ash Out Of The Fire Chamber Regularly

Since biomass boilers burn materials, they also produce a lot of ash. This ash can build up in the fire chamber and cause various problems, which can even stop your system. This is why it is important to clean the ash out of the system regularly. Doing this will help ensure your system is working efficiently and free of problems.

3. Inspecting Safety Systems And Sensors For Any Potential Problems

Biomass boilers can also have safety systems to help prevent fires and explosions. This is especially true for systems that use pellet materials that can produce a lot of dust. Make sure your system is clean and free of dust to ensure that it sensors do not cause it to shut off. Before the cold hits, you may want to take a shop vacuum and clean any dust out of fuel storage or near the boiler.

4. Cleaning The Tubes And Exhaust System For Better Air Flow

The tubes and exhaust of your boiler can also become dirty and hamper efficiency. It is important that you clean these components regularly to avoid problems. During the winter months, you may want to do this once every few weeks when you are using your system the most. This will ensure that air is circulating and that your system does not stop when you need it.

These are some maintenance tips to ensure your biomass heating system is working when you need it most. If you need help with maintenance or repairs to your biomass boiler, contact a heating repair contractor and talk with them about the care your system needs.  

For HVAC contractors, contact a company such as Alliance Heating & Cooling LLC.