Keep Your Biomass Boiler Serviced for Optimum Performance
Biomass boilers need to be serviced regularly. There is no way around it, they get clogged up with ash and dust and if left to their own devices for too long will fail. It is usually a quick fix but it often happens at the most inconvenient times.
The frequency on boiler service is determined by the amount of use the boiler has also known as the boiler run hours. The boiler pictured on the right is an ETA 199kW chip boiler. A standard service is recommended every 2500 run hours or once a year, whichever comes first. An extended service is then required every 5000 run hours.
Each biomass boiler is different and comes with its own set of manufacturer recommendations for service and cleaning – but they are all similar. It’s important you keep up to date with your service checks and cleaning or you boiler could lose efficiency, affecting both the heat supply to your home or business and the return you can expect to receive from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Servicing yearly will also ensure your warranty remains valid on your boiler.
What is included in our package?
During an inspection, our trained engineers will check the following aspects of your boiler;
- Check the need for cleaning in the smoke exhaust, smoke fan and other components
- Empty the ash collection tray
- Check the door closures and seals to ensure still tight
- Check for any leaks in the piping of the boiler
- Inspect start-up plug
Our engineers will always follow the manufacturers service guide and complete as required. It is often a requirement to have an annual service on your biomass boiler to keep the warranty valid.
Whilst on site, all components will be checked for wear and tear and recommended to be replaced as necessary.– These checks can help to prolong the lifespan of your boiler.
Depending on the boiler size the servicing can usually be completed in a day. It is imperative that the boiler has been switched off in plenty of time (ideally the night before) to cool down before our engineers arrive on site. Whilst there, we can offer you any help and support you may need in the continuing use of your biomass boiler.
For more information on biomass servicing and maintenance please get in touch!
Biomass boilers are mechanical and as such do go wrong from time to time, especially if not maintained. We offer a biomass breakdown and repair service to get your boiler back up and running. Having experience with log, pellet and chip boilers from 10KW up to 400kW we have the skills and knowledge to work out the problem and come up with a solution. Depending on your location we can normally get out to a breakdown within 48 hours and sometimes sooner.
If you are having problems with your installation and would like some advice / troubleshooting please contact us and we would be happy to help.