Recently, more and more people are opting to install wood chip or pellet boilers in their homes. To ensure efficient and economical heating, it is important to properly set up the device. The availability of an adequate air supply and the use of high-quality fuel in appropriate quantities are crucial. Before using the Eco-Quentin boiler, it is worth knowing some important information and avoiding mistakes that can negatively impact your household budget. Let’s find out what elements to take care of in order to achieve an economical setup of a wood chip or pellet boiler.
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Exhaust gas analyzer
The key element is the proper setting of the heating device, which is often regulated by the company that delivers the boiler to the customer. An useful tool is a flue gas analyzer, which allows for the correct adjustment of the boiler and ensures an economical fuel combustion mode. It is also worth observing the color and texture of the smoke, as well as the texture of the ash, to assess the correctness of the combustion process.
Air supply to the furnace
For the heating of a house with wood chips or pellets to be economical, a continuous supply of air to the boiler room, where the furnace is located, is crucial. If you choose ALTERECO devices, combined with high-quality pellets or wood chips and the correct burning method, you ensure energy efficiency and long lifespan.
The right amount of fuel
To save on pellet or wood chip fuel, it is important to ensure the correct amount of fuel is placed in the feeder. Too much pellet or wood chips can result in the emission of dark and harmful smoke. Adequate air supply is also crucial, as a clogged combustion chamber increases fuel consumption and can lead to malfunctions. It is worth investing in high-quality pellets or wood chips to achieve savings.
Combustion process under control
Dostępne na rynku kotły na zrębke oraz pellet są łatwe w obsłudze, dzięki czemu analiza procesu spalania może być prosta i intuicyjna. W ofercie ALTERECO znajdują się modele wyposażone w nowoczesne, kolorowe wyświetlacze, takie jak w urządzeniu Eco-Quentin, które pozwalają na sterowanie urządzeniem, zdalne rozpalanie i wygaszanie, a także posiadają czujniki spalin, płomienia i temperatury. Dzięki temu proces spalania może być bieżąco analizowany i optymalizowany w celu ograniczenia spalanego opału.
Quality of wood chips and pellets
Another common mistake is using low-quality pellets or wood chips for fuel. Cheap fuel may contain substances that not only negatively affect the combustion quality but can also pollute the boiler room and chimney. That’s why it’s always worth choosing high-quality pellets or wood chips to avoid malfunctions and maintain the cleanliness of the equipment.
What does low-quality wood chips mean?
Low-quality wood chips are a type of fuel that does not meet specific quality standards. This means that the wood chips may contain impurities such as sand, stones, or other foreign matter that can impact the combustion process and boiler efficiency. Low-quality wood chips can also have excessive moisture content, leading to inadequate burning and issues with ignition. That’s why it’s important to choose high-quality wood chips that comply with the boiler manufacturer’s recommendations.
What does high-quality wood chips mean?
High-quality wood chips are those that meet specific quality standards. In the case of wood chips, the quality can depend on various factors such as the wood species, moisture content, calorific value, impurity levels, shape, and size of the pieces, among others.
High-quality wood chips should have low moisture content (typically below 10-12%), allowing for greater energy yield per unit of fuel and minimizing emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere. They should also be free from impurities such as stones, sand, dust, etc., which can affect the proper operation of the boiler and increase maintenance costs.
Furthermore, high-quality wood chips should have the appropriate shape and size of the pieces to ensure smooth flow through the feeder and combustion chamber. Ultimately, they should be produced from renewable resources and sourced from controlled origins to minimize the negative impact on the natural environment.
If you wish to order high-quality wood chips, please contact ALTERECO, where you can purchase wood chips packaged in perforated 14-kilogram bags arranged on a pallet.
Cleaning the oven
Another important aspect is regular cleaning of the pellet boiler. Accumulation of ash or soot can affect the device’s efficiency and increase the risk of fire. Therefore, it is advisable to regularly check the boiler’s condition and perform maintenance on it.
The correct setting of the furnace
It is also important to correctly set the device parameters. Too low water temperature in the heating system or excessively high pressure in the system can lead to malfunctions. Therefore, it is necessary to carefully monitor the boiler settings and consult with a professional if needed.
In summary, to avoid common errors related to pellet boilers, it is essential to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations, use high-quality fuel, regularly clean the device, and ensure proper adjustment of its parameters.