Why should chimneys venting oil boilers be swept?

There are several reasons why chimneys venting oil boilers should be swept:

  1. Safety: A dirty chimney can increase the risk of a chimney fire, which can spread to the rest of the house if not caught in time. Regular chimney sweeping can help prevent this dangerous situation.
  2. Efficiency: A clean chimney allows for proper ventilation of the oil boiler, which can increase its efficiency and save you money on fuel costs.
  3. Longevity: Neglecting to sweep your chimney can lead to build-up of soot and creosote, which can damage the chimney and shorten the lifespan of the oil boiler.
  4. Compliance: Many states and cities have regulations that require chimneys venting oil boilers to be swept regularly.

Overall, it is important to regularly sweep the chimney of an oil boiler to ensure its safety, efficiency, and longevity.