The natural gas boilers should be cleaned annually to ensure that they operate efficiently . Otherwise, it can not only reduce their efficiency but also cause the breakage of some of its components, which can result in a risk to safety. Although it would be better to entrust this task to a specialist in heating systems, it is possible, by following a few tips, perform cleaning on their own by taking the necessary measures of security. Here’s how to clean a natural gas boiler.

Before you get your hands on the boiler , turn off the main switch of the gas methane, allow the heater to cool down and empty it. Be careful when doing this, to avoid nasty sunburn. E ‘recommended in any case to leave the heater stand for 2-3 hours. Once the boiler is cold enough, use the screwdriver to disassemble and remove the front cover of the unit , also remove the bag to vent and the top cover . Make sure you remember where all the little pieces, since everything must return to its place once finished cleaning. A good idea, before removing a piece, is to make a note of where and how it should be stored. The ideal would be to take pictures with a camera .

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To clean the pipes, remove all the tubes in the boiler and using a brush, start cleaning the interior, removing the dust from the pipes that go from the boiler to the base of the stove or radiator. After the dust has been removed, wash the burner tubes with clean water and allow to dry. complete unit cleaning : Once you clean the pipes, start cleaning the bottom of the unit and its surroundings with a vacuum cleaner, in this way you will be sure that the area in which is located the gas boiler is clean.

Refit the boiler after you have cleaned all the separate parts and the surrounding areas, it’s time to put back all the pieces, perhaps using the images in the camera as a reference Place the tubes in the back burner, then the bag vent, then make sure I’ve cleaned this also with the brush or wash it with water if necessary. The bag vent your boiler should be free of obstacles Test and restart after putting it all together, move away and let the thermostat cycle begins boiling Here you should see a normal blue flame with a light orange color.