A pellet stove is the safe bet to heat your home throughout the winter without fearing the arrival of the monthly bill. We are talking about an investment for comfort and pleasure for many years. So, although at first it may seem too expensive, over time we will realize that it is a necessary investment if we want to have our home warm in the most environmentally friendly way and without fearing for the arrival of the monthly bills.
For our pellet stove to have an optimal performance, we must have a proper maintenance on it. Today, in this Llaberia Group article, we tell you how to clean your pellet stove quickly, efficiently and easily.
First of all, we must know that a pellet stove should be in perfect condition to avoid wasting pellets. If our pellet stove is dirty, it will need more pellets to reach the power you want, making the pellets do not last as long as they should.
There are different ways to clean a pellet stove. The right thing to do is to clean the stove every 2-3 days to keep it always ready during the months of use. Then, a thorough annual cleaning or before starting it up for the winter season would be the right thing to do so that our pellet stove lasts as long as possible.
To properly clean a pellet stove:
- Remove the burner from the stove.
- Vacuum the ignition resistance area.
- Replace the crucible and check that the hole in the ignition resistor is free.
- Vacuum or wipe with a damp cloth any ash residue from the other stove compartments.
- Clean the heat exchangers.
We also recommend that you clean the glass of the stove with a specific product.
On the other hand, there are pellet stoves that have an automatic cleaning option, so you will save time. Just turn off the stove, wait for it to cool down and press the clean button. The more cleaning the stove has, the better the combustion and the more you will be able to make the most of the pellets.
To clean the pellet stove properly as we have indicated above in the step by step, we recommend the following products:
- Chimney sweep
- Vacuum cleaner
- Pellet stove window cleaner
- Non-abrasive cleaning product
It is very important to clean our stove so that we have an optimal pellet consumption and our stove works properly.
Now that you know a little more about the advantages of having a pellet stove and how to clean it, we invite you to read the article about which pellet stove is best for your home 🙂