Posted on: 23 September 2015Share
Biomass heating can be an affordable way to heat your home with renewable organic fuels. If you have recently had a biomass system installed in your home, it will also require maintenance. This is not just seasonal maintenance, but regular chores during the heating season to ensure that your heating is working efficiently. Here are some tips to help you with the maintenance of your biomass heating system throughout the winter months:
1. Preparing For Winter With Fuel And Watching Levels
You will want to begin preparing for the winter months by having fuel materials delivered. Unless you have a really big storage area, this is something you will need to do throughout the season. You will also want to check the fuel feeding systems periodically to ensure that they are working properly and delivering fuel to your system.
2. Cleaning The Fire Chamber To Reduce Problems With Ash
Since the biomass boiler system uses organic fuel materials, as it burns, there will be a lot of ash
3. Adjusting System When Changing Fuel Materials During The Winter
During the cooling season, you may change the fuel materials several times. Each time you do this, the material may have a different moisture content. To ensure that your system is working properly, you will want to make adjustments to ensure that your system is working efficiently. This can involve changing the blower speed and the amount of fuel that the system uses throughout the cycle.
4. Cleaning Tubes And Exhaust Pipes To Ensure Energy Efficiency
It is also important to clean the tubes and exhaust pipes of your system. Just like the fire chamber, this is part of your system that can be affected by ash and soot. This is something that you will want to do throughout the season to ensure that your heating is working efficiently. You may want to plan on doing this once a month like with cleaning the fire chamber.
These are some tips to help you with the maintenance needs of your biomass heating system throughout the winter months. If you need help with service or repairs to your system, contact