When winter weather arrives, you are going to be using your heating more often. This also means that there is going to be more maintenance needed during winter weather. If you have a biomass heating system, then there are some specific maintenance needs to ensure you have the warmth you need. Here are some tips to help you maintain your biomass heating system during cold winter weather:
1. Making Sure Your Heating Has Fuel Materials for Winter Weather
During the winter months, you will want to make sure you have enough fuel. With biomass heating systems, this may be pellet materials, woodchips, firewood or other organic fuel materials. It is important to also keep an eye on the fuel feeding system to make sure that the boiler is always getting the fuel it needs. Check fuel store and feeding systems a few times a month to avoid interruption of heating during the coldest winter weather.
2. Cleaning the Boiler Unit to Ensure It Is Ready for The Cold Without Problems
One of the biggest maintenance problems with biomass boiler is the ash and waste materials that are produced. Modern boilers have self-cleaning mechanisms that use compressed air, but they only clean a limited amount of ash from the burner. It is essential to clean the boiler's burner at least once a month. You may also want to clean the burner before winter storms and extremely cold weather arrives.
3. Inspecting the Components of Heating Systems Before Cold Weather Arrives
With biomass boilers, there are also components that can wear out and need to be replaced. Inspect components like burner elements before the cold weather arrives and have parts replaced if needed. If you ever must replace a burner element, talk with the heating repair service about installing a ceramic element, which is more durable than older materials made of metal and less likely to fail.
4. Bleeding Radiators and Other Maintenance Needed Throughout the Winter Season
Over months of use, radiators and pipes get air in the lines, which hampers the performance of radiant heating systems. Therefore, it is important to bleed the air out of your system before the winter months and throughout the heating system, to ensure your radiant heating system is performing efficiently.
These are some tips to help with the maintenance needs of your biomass radiant heating before the brunt of winter arrives. If you need help with maintenance or repairs before it gets too cold, contact a heating repair service for help with some of these tasks.