If your property has radiators, you have a boiler. The boiler heats water using oil or gas, then circulates it around your home to your radiators. You can save money on fuel, extend the life of your boiler, and avoid future problems by cleaning the soot from your boiler at least once a year.
How To Clean a Boiler
As a homeowner, cleaning a boiler system is essential for keeping your heating system in good functioning order. Regular boiler maintenance may help you save money on your heating costs while also extending the lifespan of your system.
Furthermore, boilers are continuously operating and are responsible for heating and providing hot water. However, dust and dirt can block pipes and tubes, reducing the effectiveness of your home boiler. You will learn in this blog how to clean your boiler in three simple steps, including the inside.
Tools You May Need
- A screwdriver set and wrench
- Cleaning brushes
- A vacuum cleaner
Steps on How to Clean a Boiler
1. Turn off your boiler.
Locate the main switch and turn off the boiler before starting. Then, please wait at least two to three hours, and let it cool down before touching it. Use a wrench to remove the nut in the combustion chamber door.
2. Clean the tubes and the boiler unit.
You may now clean the tubes within the heat exchanger. Use cleaning brushes to clean dust, soot, and carbon from the tubes to the heater’s base. Next, clean the vent stack, wash the burner tubes with clean water, and then allow them to dry.
Once the tubes are dry enough to clean the area up, vacuum the bottom and the exterior of the boiler. After that, clear any obstacles from the area surrounding the boiler and vacuum any dirt and dust.
3. Reassemble and restart the system.
Now that your boiler unit is clean reassemble the parts and restart the system. Allow the thermostat to restore to its original setting before checking for a blue flame. Then double-check that the heating system is in good functioning order.
Additional Routine for Residential Boiler Maintenance
- Check for obstructions in air vents and flues
- Maintain the water level in the boiler
- Examine for any leaks
- Clean any lime-scale and hard water buildup
- Keep the boiler well-lubricated to run smoothly
- Clean any dust buildup in a boiler room
- Flush water to eliminate dirt and grime buildup
Call Patriot Boiler for a Regular Boiler Maintenance
Call the professionals at Patriot Boiler if you need your boiler cleaned or regular boiler maintenance performed for maximum capability.
Patriot Boiler’s technicians have extensive knowledge and experience in heating and cooling expertise, so you can be sure that you will get the most excellent service in Arizona. Just fill out our online form or call us today at 480-426-1933 to schedule your boiler servicing.