How clean and well maintained your pellet stove is determines its longevity, efficiency, ease of use, and ultimately heat transfer from the stove into your home. You want a clean a clean pellet stove. So the question remains, “How often do I need to clean my pellet stove?” Whether you are considering the purchase of a pellet stove or have your new stove installed and ready to go, we want you to have all the information you need to enjoy your pellet stove heating experience. If you still have questions after this article, make sure you contact our heating specialists at 1-800-495-3196
How often you clean your pellet stove will be partially dependent upon using high quality fuel. American Energy Systems pellet stove (and all our appliances for that matter) are designed with high efficiency tri-level combustion technology that re-burns fuel. The higher the quality fuel you use, the less ash and build-up there will be left to clean. In some cases, there is very little ash and buildup. The longer you own your pellet stove and the more familiar you get with the cleaning process, the more experienced you’ll get at selecting premium renewable fuel like wood pellets and dry shelled corn.
All American Energy Systems pellet stoves are designed to require no additional tools or difficult processes in order to clean and maintain the appliance. Most of what you’ll need to do or reach is from the front, top, and sides of the appliance. The time spent to clean your MagnuM brand pellet stove is very minimal.
Approximate Timeline for How Often You’ll Need to Clean Your Pellet Stove
Front: The heat exchanger rod is located on the front of the pellet stove. You’ll want to slide it in and out several times a day, approximately 7-10 times.
Front: Check/clean the firepot once a day and the firebox every 3-5 days.
Front: Empty the ash pan when needed; dependent upon the fuel you’re burning and the size of the ash pan.
Front: Clean glass if/when pellet stove is cooled down
Front: Remove Klinkers daily, if burning corn
Top: Check the hopper for any debris and wipe clean; dependent upon your fuel type and source.
Sides: Periodical internal cleaning, internal dust removal, vents; outlined in your manual specific to your pellet stove.
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