How to Clean Gas Boiler Burners – Maintenance
Before beginning boiler maintenance or repair including cleaning the gas boiler burners on any boiler it is important to follow all safety procedures. Turn off the gas to the boiler at the gas cock located on the gas line and turn off the gas valve on the boiler. Additionally turn off the main power to the boiler at the circuit breaker.
How to Clean Gas Boiler Burners – Periodically it helps to check and clean the gas boiler burners for a couple of reasons. First of all it ensures the burners are in proper mechanical order and that the burner will reliably do the job of properly and evenly burn the gas in the combustion chamber of the gas boiler. It also adds life to the gas boiler burners if the burners are properly cleaned. So the benefits of cleaning the burners helps keep the boiler running and adds life to the gas boiler system. This article DOES NOT apply to condensing boiler systems and it is recommended that you hire a plumbing or HVAC professional to perform periodic maintenance on condensing boilers as condensing boilers are more complex than the atmospheric boilers referred to in this article. Additionally, Pulse type gas boilers will also require the attention of a trained professional for periodic maintenance.