Everything You Need To Know About Oil Furnace Cleaning

Monday, 07 October 2019 01:01

Clean Burn oil furnaces have the longest cleaning interval on the market. Not only that, but the sleek design makes maintenancing your machine safe and easy. Approximately every 700 hours, your machine will require cleaning. Let’s review what oil furnace cleaning entails with a Clean Burn machine.

Oil Furnace Cleaning Made Easy With Clean Burn

At Clean Burn, we pride ourselves on making recycling your used oil as simple as possible. It’s human nature to avoid things that are unnecessarily difficult. If recycling your used oil posed a bigger hassle than the liability of keeping or disposing of the oil, no one would do it. For a long time, that was the case. Since Clean Burn has entered the market, businesses that produce used oil can rest easy knowing that they are operating high-quality machinery that is easy to use and maintain.

We can boast about the easy process of oil furnace cleaning with a Clean Burn all we want, but it doesn’t really mean a whole lot until you see it in action. So, we want to provide you with step-by-step instructions for oil furnace cleaning your equipment.

Periodic Cleaning

Some elements of your oil furnace will require more attention than others. For example, you’ll need to clear out the ash build up much more frequently than you’ll need to service your metering pump. We recommend cleaning the ash from your oil furnace approximately every 700 hours. You’ll need the following when your preparing for oil furnace cleaning:

  • Respirator
  • Rubber gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Protective clothing

Once you’re physically ready to begin, you’ll want to ensure that everything is turned off and “hot” components have been given time to cool. Then, you can easily access the combustion chamber from the swing away door.

There are a few different areas of your heater that you’ll need to address during this periodic oil furnace cleaning:


Brush and then tap to loosen ash and allow it to settle in the elbow of the stack. You can then vacuum the ash out with a shop vac hose.

Combustion Chamber

Loosen the fittings to reduce pressure in the air and oil lines. Open the swing-away door and remove the Energy Retention Disc - this can be vacuumed separately. Then vacuum the remaining ash in the combustion chamber and flues. Make a note of the color of the ash. If your machinery is operating correctly, it should be a tan or gray color. If it’s especially light or dark, you should get in contact with a maintenance specialist. Before closing the swing-away door, use a flue brush to do a final sweep throughout the flues. Then reinstall everything before preparing to use again.

Annual Oil Furnace Cleaning

Clearing out the ash is going to be the most frequent requirement of oil furnace cleaning, but there are a few other elements that will require your attention on an annual basis. Be sure to keep an eye on your:

  • Metering pump
  • Check valve and screen
  • Water and sludge in the tank
  • Burner

All of these elements are going to make a difference in the operational efficiency of your oil furnace.

The Easiest Oil Furnace Cleaning On The Market

Not only does a Clean Burn heater present with the easiest oil furnace cleaning process on the market, but it also comes equipped with the best support from local, certified technicians. Oil furnace maintenance can be a big deterrent for business owners who generate used oil, but with Clean Burn, that’s not something you have to worry about.

If your business generates used oil and you’re looking for a high-quality, easy to use oil furnace, look no further. Contact our team today to learn more about how we make oil furnace cleaning easy.