The A-Z of Biomass Boiler Maintenance

Tuesday August 4, 2020

With biomass boiler installation, you can not only produce clean and green energy but also save hundreds or even thousands of pounds on your energy bills. In order to make sure your boiler performs efficiently, it’s vital to install it correctly and invest in regular maintenance checks.

Routine biomass boiler maintenance can help you reap a higher ROI under the government’s domestic RHI scheme for homeowners. Simply put, the initial boiler installation charge will pay for itself in the years to come!

However, failing to conduct regular maintenance and service checks can lower your boiler’s performance and lifespan.

To make sure you make the most out of your biomass boiler installation, at JL Philips, we have compiled a list of maintenance tips.

Does My Biomass Boiler Need Servicing and Maintenance?

Since your biomass boiler is an important investment, you’ll always want it to perform at its best; but for that, you need to make sure it is being serviced and maintained regularly, ideally yearly.

A boiler that is well maintained, not only lowers its power consumption but also reduces your carbon footprint, helping our environment.

What’s more, routine biomass boiler maintenance allows you to identify wear and tear of internal components which further improves the boiler’s overall efficiency and lifespan. Identifying any issues early through a service will allow you to fix them before they become expensive.

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What Signs Indicate That Your Boiler Needs a Maintenance Check?

There are an array of signs which indicate that your heating system requires a maintenance check. It may show either some or all of these signs:

  • Surplus of unburnt fuel in the boiler’s ash deposit chamber.
  • High level of soot in the combustion chamber.
  • The adverse fluctuation in the oxygen content of flue gases leading to inefficient or incomplete combustion.
  • Emission of feathery, yellow flames from the combustion chamber.
  • High level of clinker formation in the system’s combustion chamber.
  • High level of black smoke production.

If your biomass boiler has been showing any or all of these signs, you can get in touch with one of the experts at JL Philips and we will take care of the rest.

Does the Quality of Biomass Fuel Affect Your Boiler’s Performance?

When it comes to your biomass boiler, the fuel’s quality has a substantial impact on its efficiency and reliability.

That being the case, using adulterated fuel can result in dangerous flue gas emissions and ultimately lower the boiler’s performance. It can also lead to long-term damage to the system’s internal components, thereby increasing the number of breakdowns and expensive repairs.

To prevent that from happening, it is important to make sure your biomass fuel suppliers have not only leveraged the right method of fuel harvesting but also complied with the specified fuel quality standards.

Here at JL Philips, our installers and suppliers strictly adhere to the set fuel quality specifications thereby ensuring that you can make the most out of your biomass boiler.

How Often Does a Biomass Boiler Need to Be Serviced?

A biomass boiler is a sturdy heating system that you generally need not worry about, as its average lifespan is18 to 20 years. However, that does not mean you should completely overlook its maintenance since that’s what could improve the boiler’s efficiency.

Although you don’t have to schedule frequent maintenance checks, it’s best to contact a professional heat installation company at least once a year.

You could even call for two services a year, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be within a gap of 6 months. Based on the boiler’s operating hours, you can service the system proportionally.

For a thorough and professional biomass boiler maintenance, contact our professionals today!

Will the Efficiency Level of My Boiler Improve After a Service?

While the performance of your biomass boiler heavily relies on its fuel type, level of cleaning automation, and fuel quality, the efficiency of this renewable technology (post service) could improve around 7% to 15%. Yet again, it completely depends on the boiler’s overall condition.

Contact JL Philps for Biomass Boiler Installation & Maintenance Services

When it comes to your boiler’s performance, the higher is the fuel’s quality the better is your system’s efficiency. Moreover, by burning its fuel to its maximum potential you can reduce its cleaning and maintenance costs.

A well-maintained boiler also results in improved energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. That said, get in touch with a professional boiler maintenance company like JL Philips to achieve optimal results!


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