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Don’t Forget To Have Your Oil Or Gas Boiler/Burner Flue Cleaned!

Most homeowners are fully aware of the need to have the chimney cleaned, but one thing that often gets overlooked is the oil or gas boiler/burner flue. Many homeowners assume that the oil or gas provider cleans the flue when they come out to service the boiler or furnace burner, but unfortunately, most don’t. But is a cleaning really that important? Yes! Here’s why:

Oil and gas both produce byproducts that can settle on the flue walls. Oil produces carbon and sulfur and gas produces moisture and acidic deposits. If these deposits settle in the flue and aren’t regularly removed, they can cause corrosion to the flue itself (resulting in holes, cracks, or other damage) and even build up on the flue walls, restricting airflow.

Like your fireplace or stove, your burner or boiler relies on a clean and damage-free chimney flue to properly vent the byproducts produced. But when the flue itself is dirty, damaged, and filled with buildup:

  • the efficiency of the appliance can be greatly reduced (which means $$$ energy bills)
  • the air purity in your home can be reduced (which means an unhealthy home)
  • and the lifespan of your furnace burner or boiler may be reduced (which means $$$ on a new appliance)

Not exactly an ideal situation, especially in the middle of a cold Long Island/White Plains winter when we’re getting pounded by Nor’easter after Nor’easter. That’s why it’s absolutely imperative that you have your boiler or burner flue cleaned regularly — and we can help.

Here at Alpine Chimney Sweeps, we clean and inspect oil and gas boiler and burner flues, and can make sure your venting system is clean, free of buildup, and free of damage. If it’s time for a new liner, we’ll let you know what we recommend, and even provide expert installation. And with our regular cleaning services, you’ll enjoy the confidence of knowing your new liner will last a long time.

Call Alpine Chimney Sweeps Today For A Cleaner, More Efficient Burner Or Boiler

When was the last time you had your boiler or burner flue inspected and cleaned? If you can’t remember, it’s time to call Alpine Chimney Sweeps! Our team regularly serves clients in Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, and Nassau Counties, as well as our neighbors over in Yonkers. Call or fill out an appointment request form today and we’ll make sure your flue is clean and safe for use. We look forward to working with you!


Your annual chimney sweeping and inspection may uncover a need for pest removal and chimney sanitizing, so be sure to check with our experts.