It’s winter, you’re curled up on the sofa with your pellet stove burning and flakes of snow falling outside the window. Life couldn’t be better.
However, just like all the other machines in the home, keeping your home hygge and cosy with a pellet or wood-burning stove requires maintenance and TLC. Some tasks you can do yourself, but others are slightly more complicated and should be left to the professionals.
Cleaning your stove is essential but you can take simple steps regularly to maintain your stove to ensure that it won’t malfunction in the future. An owner can do about 90% of the necessary activities in terms of cleaning, but always make sure it’s carried out with the stove off and completely cold.
To clean and maintain your pellet or wood-burning stove you should:
What products can you use to clean pellet stoves?
The stove’s operating mechanisms can be accessed from the back. Cleaning the electrical contacts is a dirty job but an essential one. The pellet stove must be disconnected from the power supply to do this.
Top tip: We recommend you use WD-40® Specialist Electrical Contact Cleaner. The fast-acting formula is capable of effectively dissolving the grease, deposits, and condensation on electrical equipment. The product quickly penetrates the most difficult to reach areas, drying quickly and without residue. It restores electrical conductivity by eliminating the danger of short circuits. It’s a non-conducting formula with rapid evaporation is compatible with all metals, plastics and rubbers.
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