For continuous efficiency and performance, it’s essential to clean your gas heaters always. Dirt buildup can potentially waste gas and severely hamper its operation. It can even become a safety hazard. Poorly maintained Rinnai gas heaters in Adelaide can cause a potential fire in your home or emit poisonous fumes that can put your family’s health at risk. That’s why you need to clean your gas heaters regularly. While you can always call professional services, they aren’t always available. That’s why you need to learn how to clean your gas heater.
We want to help you. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your gas heaters thoroughly:
- Make sure your gas heater is turned off. If you’ve just recently used it, shot off the gas supply and allow the heater to cool completely before you start the cleaning process.
- Dust all of the surfaces using a clean cloth.
- You can use a can of compressed air, set at no more than 30 psi, or the blower option of your vacuum cleaner. You can blow air through the ports, holes, and slots in the burner all while staying at least two inches away.
- Check the instruction manual to help you locate all the accessible filters. Never clean any inaccessible filters as it can potentially damage your gas heater. Have professionals clean it instead. Also, there are times when the best option is to replace your filters than to clean them.
- The only filters you should clean are the accessible ones. You can use a clean cloth to wipe out any dirt of your filters. Also, you can soak them in a solution of one-part water to one-part vinegar. Make sure you dry them thoroughly before installing them back. Rinnai gas heaters in Adelaide also tend to have dirty surroundings, so make sure you clean the area around them as well.
- Make sure you have an authorised gas fitter to clean the pilot light equipment. To do this, remove the bracket that secures the pilot light and copper thermocouple assembly. Unscrew the nuts and place the thermocouple on top of a used but clean towel. Use a wire brush to scrub any soot stains from the pilot using an air compressor. That way, it will remove any debris from the tip. Once these components are clean, you can then return them to their original positions.
Congratulations! You’re now ready to clean your gas heater! For more tips and tricks about Rinnai gas heaters in Adelaide maintenance, check out our blog page.