Are You Ready For The Summer Shutdown?

Are You Ready For The Summer Shutdown?


Summer Shutdown time is coming! Did you know an improper shutdown can cost you thousands of dollars and can even turn your boiler into a hunk of scrap metal?

No worries! We have arranged all the necessary steps that are required for a proper summer shutdown.


Step 1: How To Prepare for Summer Shutdown

A simple checklist of items you will need to prepare your furnace to be off for the summer months.


Step 2: Tools to Simplify Cleaning

Which parts of the outdoor boiler need to be cleaned with a brush or other cleaning tool? ALL INSIDE SURFACES!



Step 3: A Leaky Furnace is Useless

This year, hundreds of Outdoor Boilers will die from stubbornnes. Don't let your furnace be one of them.



 Step 4: A Complete Flush is Mandatory

Many outdoor boiler owners are NOT AWARE that they must completely flush their outdoor boiler water at certain times. Here are the standards from industry experts:



Step 5: Replace Your Door Seal 

Why a new Door Seal is required every 2-3 years. Here are the top 6 reasons you save money by replacing your door seal:

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Step 6: Use Creosote Remover Sticks

How creosote sticks make your boiler super easy to clean (and more efficient). Creosote is a nasty black tar that builds up inside your outdoor boiler. Read about the problems caused by creosote...



Step 7: Remove The Chimney Cap

Missing this step KILLS your Chimney Cap. Your outdoor boiler owners manual states that each year you must REMOVE  the chimney cap, and clean the inside of the chimney.

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Step 8: Remove The Ash

Ash Removal - "Don't Make This FATAL Mistake! REMOVE ALL ASH when boiler not in use."



Step 9: Why You Need Filter Kit

Filter Kit - why needed for all Outdoor Boilers. Sediment is the "Secret Killer" of outdoor boilers. It will eat through steel, AND cause electrolysis damage to your water jacket - holes in your boiler are very bad.



Step 10: Get Free Water Sample Test

Would you drive your car without oil? Of course not! So you should never operate your outdoor boiler without water treatment. You will NOT realize how badly you are damaging your boiler without water treatment UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE!


Complete this checklist even if you plan to keep your outdoor wood burning boiler running all Summer. Please keep in mind that if you use your outdoor wood stove in the summer, you'll need to take extra precautions to protect your boiler. More information can be found HERE.

Another successful Winter of saving money with your outdoor boiler is almost over. Awesome job! You invested, you prepared, you did the proper care and maintenance, and you added to your rippling biceps every day while adding fuel to the fire - Awesome!

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