Waste Oil Furnace Maintenance: 4 Signs it’s Time for a Check-up

Wednesday, 30 March 2022 16:13

As the winter season begins to wane out, it is important to complete a thorough maintenance check of your waste oil furnace. Regular maintenance for your waste oil system can help keep it running smoothly for many years, so you can enjoy sustainable heat in the winter seasons to come. There are a few key signs to look out for that indicate it's time to complete your waste oil furnace maintenance.

When To Book Your Waste Oil Furnace Maintenance Check

1. Unusual Sounds

Strong usage of any mechanical machine can lead to the breakdown of certain parts over time. Unusual sounds are often the first sign that your Clean Burn system is in need of maintenance. Any unusual sounds like vibrations or rattling noises could be cause for concern. An odd sound coming from any furnace will require professional maintenance.

2. Black Soot is Noticeable

Soot build-ups are common problems for oil furnaces and can be caused mainly by not having enough air supply to mix with the fuel oil. A thorough and proper cleaning usually fixes that problem. With modern burners, oil products can burn without emitting hazardous smoke. If you begin to notice black soot around the furnace, it’s best to call a Clean Burn professional to take a look. They will be able to decipher if your burner needs a new part or not.

3. It Appears Unclean

Cleaning your furnace is the most important part of its maintenance. Regular cleanings can help lengthen the lifespan of your heating system.

To clean your Clean Burn furnace, you’ll need to turn it off and wait for it to cool down. Using a shop vacuum, clean dust anywhere around the furnace. Dust removal can help reduce allergens and prevent particles from going around the entire building.

After the dust is picked up, vacuum the inside of the furnace, mainly the burner and blower cavities. Make sure the pilot is off and get rid of any dust on it.

4. Your Heater Was Last Serviced Over a Year Ago

It's a good idea to get your used oil furnace serviced by Clean Burn professionals at least once every year. That annual service will help ensure that your appliance is working properly and at peak efficiency.

If your heater is used heavily throughout the year, it's wise to get your heater serviced every 6 months.

What Will Occur During Your Maintenance Check:

After you have done the three most common types of maintenance checks outlined above, there are a few more things you can do during your maintenance check. A waste oil furnace maintenance checklist should include the following:

  • Oil burner inspection
  • Clean the heat exchanger
  • Inspect or replace the oil nozzle
  • Oil filter replacement
  • Flame sensor inspection
  • Burner fan cleanse
  • Vacuum readings check
  • Fuel lines check

This checklist will likely need to be handled by a Clean Burn professional to ensure nothing is missed. If you are aware of this checklist, you can at least understand what needs to be fixed and tell a professional where you expect the problem may be. This can help get your maintenance check done quicker.

Schedule Your Service For Your Waste Oil Furnace

At Interstate Energy, we will go above and beyond for your waste oil heating needs. The spring and summer is the best time to get all the parts of your furnace checked out so that you are fully equipped to stay warm long before the temperature begins to drop.

Our technicians are standing by 24/7 to take your call and provide on-site waste oil furnace maintenance when you need it. We are committed to providing timely, efficient, and professional service for your waste oil heating system.

Contact Interstate Energy today to get your Clean Burn waste oil furnace serviced by one of our experienced technicians.