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Boilers, stoves and chimneys: why it is important to keep them clean

Damage to the system and to health

Damage to the system and to health

Not only heaters, in winter those who own a stove or fireplace often take the opportunity to switch them on to make certain rooms in their homes cosier and warmer. But these heat generators, together with wood or biomass boilers, produce large quantities of ash and soot. If not removed, these can cause damage to the operation of the heat generator and health problems for those who breathe them in.

Soot, also known as carbonaceous particulates, is the carcinogenic black dust that arises as a by-product of the combustion of any organic substance, such as wood, and which carries with it numerous compounds that are harmful to the respiratory system.

Ash, on the other hand, in addition to the damage it does to the respiratory system, can clog and cause serious damage to heaters if it accumulates. In particular, an excessive amount of ash can lead to combustion problems and a consequent reduction in heating capacity.

It is therefore necessary to clean these instruments correctly and constantly to avoid unpleasant damage and at the same time ensure a warm home that is safe for the health of its inhabitants.

How best to clean heaters

How best to clean heaters

Sistem Air has developed an ash separator, to be integrated with the central vacuum system, which can be used to remove ash and soot produced by heat generators.

This tool protects the vacuum unit of the central vacuum system, reducing maintenance costs by preventing ash and soot from reaching its filter. This separator effectively sucks up any cold ash residue, thus cleaning stoves and chimneys efficiently and quickly.

The ash separator, made of metal, is an essential component for a healthy and clean home in the colder months and to avoid unpleasant problems with the operation of your heat generator.

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