Fall is here and with it, there is a nip in the air. Now would be a good time to knock the dust off your Central Boiler furnace and make sure you are ready for winter. Below are some tips and procedures to help you get up and running quickly, so you can have reliable heat all season.
Check Door Rope Seal for Proper Seal
We suggest replacing door rope before each new heating season. If your door doesn't seal properly, additional air can enter the firebox and it can lead to overheating of the water to a temperature greater than 180F, and in some cases boiling.
Clean Chimney Tee
This is important. If the chimney tee develops too much creosote, a draft reduction could impair the efficiency of the wood boiler.
Check and Adjust the Door Damper Linkage & Solenoid Operation on Classic Boilers
If the solenoid doesn't open the dampener completely, you won't get enough draft to maintain a good fire. If the dampener isn't closing fully, you will be introducing unwanted air and causing an overheating situation.
Check Pump Operation
Run pumps for an hour or so to ensure proper water flow. If reduced flow is noticed or squealing from the pump is heard, consider replacing either the pump or the cartridge (applies to Taco Pumps).
Give the Firebox a Good Cleaning
Cleaning the firebox in the spring during shutdown, is always a good practice. But if you missed it last year, make sure you're staring the winter with a clean firebox!
By following the procedures above you're setting yourself up for a trouble free heating season. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call toll free at 800-944-1981.