Maximize Your Heat: The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Wood Boiler Maintenance

Outdoor wood boiler technology has come a long way in the past couple of decades. There is no need to shy away from this option if you choose. An outdoor wood boiler can be an inexpensive source for heating your home and water. Although a bit of a task to keep the wood burning. The time you spend on cutting and keeping up with the wood will save you in the time you have to work to pay for it. This is a smart option for those who want to save big on hot water and heating bills.

Wood-boiler cleaning and repairs in Fishers IndianaHere are some tips to keep your boiler providing hot water for years to come.

Clean out your filter

You can have a filter installed. This will help to prolong the pump and heat exchange units. 

Filter O-ring replacement

Every two years you will want to replace the filter O-rings. Keeping up with the mechanics of your boiler will prolong its life. Replace the filter cartridge every 5 years. 

Remove ash accumulation

This is so important as deep layers of ash may absorb moisture, causing a pasty mess that can eat through steel. You will want to keep a clean collection area. Remove ash on a weekly basis. 

Flush the boiler water out every four years, completely. 

Use a water treatment product

Experts suggest only using Liquid Armor water treatment. Test and analyze your water.

Help with creosote buildup

Add one creosote stick every week.

Keep your water level full

A water level indicator is a great addition to your boiler. These are usually located on the top front vent tube of your boiler. 

Have your underground pipes inspected

They can lose heat through these pipes. This can be a result of poor insulation. 

Annual inspection of the boiler. 

Learn about your system. You can test for heat loss to see if you need work done. 

An outdoor wood boiler with proper maintenance and care will last a homeowner 25 to 30 years. Using it for your source of heat will usually pay for itself in 3 to 5 years.

Chimney, fireplace, oven and boiler service team in Martinsville, Indiana

An average sized home will use approximately 6- 10 cords of wood each heating season. Usually about 1 cord of wood for every 30 – 60 days. Using dry seasoned wood as in all fireplaces is your best option. It is difficult to get a high burning temperature with green or wet wood. It will also be difficult to ignite.

Call Chimney Solutions of Indiana

If you are in the market for an outdoor wood boiler, give Chimney Sweeps Inc a call at 619-593-4020. Our technicians are well trained in sales and service of outdoor wood boilers. So, if you have questions give us a call.

If you have an outdoor wood boiler and need an inspection. Contact us, we will be happy to set up an appointment for you.

We believe in integrity and a job well done and our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau is evidence of that. If there is something wrong or unsafe about your chimney, we can find it and fix it.

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If you live within 20 miles of Marion County, there’s no need to call any other chimney provider! The team here at Chimney Solutions Indiana will be in our marked trucks and clean uniforms and at your door on time! We travel to Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, Brownsburg, Westfield, Geist, Eagle Creek, Noblesville and all throughout the Indianapolis, IN area.

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