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Pellet Stove Maintenance Tips

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pellet stoves and pellet stove inserts are a great way to save energy and money, but they must be maintained properly. Pellet stoves are operated electrically and have circuits and moving parts. The most important thing a pellet stove owner can do is thoroughly read the owner’s manual. Here are some tips on routine and seasonal maintenance of pellet stoves.

After initial installation:

The first thing you want to do is check the hopper (where the pellets are held) for spare or foreign parts. Whether the pellet stove is new or used, you want to be sure you’re not running something through the auger (the part that moves the pellets to the feed pot for burning. It is best to hire a professional to do the installation. Proper installation and getting to know your stove will lay the groundwork for fewer problems down the line.

Preparing your pellet stove or insert for the new heating season:

You want to be sure all parts of the Pellet stoves, pipes, and chimney are clean and free of debris. Any pellets that were in the stove should have been removed at the end of the last heating season. Pellets absorb water and break down, so you need to burn off or scoop out any remaining pellets at the end of the season.

Pellet stove maintenance during the heating season:

It’s important to pay attention to your stove every day. Just by walking by notice how it sounds. Weekly cleaning is very important as is using quality pellets. Primarily, you are cleaning out the firebox and any glass. An ash vacuum will get out as much ash as possible once the stove has cooled down. Otherwise, scoop out any ash, wipe down the inside, and use any glass cleaning product for stove windows.

Preparing your pellet stove for the end of the season:

Again, make sure your stove is well-cleaned. 99% of all mechanical problems can be traced to the stove not being clean enough. You can also unscrew any panels or pipes the stove has and vacuum out the inside. Remove all pellets for the hopper.

If you do encounter problems with your pellet stove or insert, don’t be afraid to call in a professional. While pellet stoves are not mechanically complicated, it helps to have someone working on your stove that can troubleshoot more easily and have quick access to replacement parts.

For more information on pellets and pellet stoves, contact St. Croix Stoves.


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