What sort of regular maintenance or service can I anticipate?
Maintenance typically consists of vacuuming residual ash and dust from inside combustion chamber access doors & heat exchanger galleries or tubes to maximize efficiency. Total time to clean averages less than 30 minutes. Yes, you will get your hands dirty. The reusable stainless steel oil filter(s) included with the burner does require periodic cleaning which can be quickly accomplished by rinsing in kerosene. The preheater heating rods should be examined for cleanliness. Rubbish inside the preheater should be cleaned out annually.