Advice and tips
- WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A FIREPLACE STOVE OR FIREPLACE INSERT?
- USE AND OPERATION OF FIREPLACE STOVES AND INSERTS
- TIPS FOR HEATING
- TIPS FOR HEATING
- How to use the fireplace stove or insert economically and ecologically?
- When I open the door of the fireplace stove (insert), smoke enters the room. How can I prevent this?
- Wood and its quality?
- Combustion air and its function?
- The glazing of the fireplace stove has cracked. What could have caused this?
- The chamotte lining in the fireplace stove (insert) has cracked. Does it need to be replaced.
- CHIMNEY TIPS
- CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE TIPS
- General rules for the maintenance of Romotop products
- How often should ashes be removed?
- How often do I need to clean a fireplace stove or insert?
- How frequently should I clean the hot-water exchanger?
- How often should the chamotte lining or individual chamotte tiles be replaced?
- The glass in the fireplace stove is covered in soot. What could be causing this?
- How can I clean the glass?
- Surface maintenance (accessories)
- Lubrication of friction areas and moving parts
- WHERE CAN I BUY SPARE PARTS FOR ROMOTOP FIREPLACE STOVES AND INSERTS?
- WHAT TYPES OF ENCLOSURES ARE AVAILABLE FOR FIREPLACE INSERTS?
- WHO CAN I CONTACT IN CASE OF A WARRANTY CLAIM OR FOR SERVICE SUPPORT?
How often do I need to clean a fireplace stove or insert?
Fireplace stoves and inserts need to be cleaned at least once per year, after the heating season; in case of more intensive year-long operation they should be cleaned more frequently, as required. Of course, it mainly depends on how frequently you use your fireplace stove. All work must only be carried out when the fireplace stove or insert is completely cold. When cleaning, it is necessary to remove sediment in the flue and combustion chamber. After the heating season ends, remove any freely placed deflectors in order to make it easier to access the area above them, in the direction of the flue. Remove the ceiling deflector and chamotte lining, clean them, and sweep or vacuum all dirt and residual soot and ash from the combustion chamber, as this material can absorb moisture and then cause corrosion. Cleaning (aside from glass) is carried out without water solutions – e.g., you can use a vacuum cleaner or steel brush.
After cleaning, close the fireplace stove or insert with the appropriate sliding door when not in use.
Modifications of the heating unit are not permitted.