Thursday, December 20, 2012

Did You Know.... Waste Oil Burns Hotter Than Other Fuel Sources?

Hydrocarbons are currently the main source of the world’s electric energy and heat sources (such as home heating) because of the energy produced when burnt.  Often this energy is used directly as heat such as in homes and businesses, which use either petroleum (fuel oil), natural gas or propane. The hydrocarbon is burnt and the heat is used to fire a furnace or heat water in boilers. A similar principle is used to create electric energy in power plants.  

Waste oil has a higher percentage of hydrocarbon content than fuel oil, which increases its heating value.   The heating value of waste oil is approximately 150,000 - 155,000 btu/gallon.  Fuel oil averages 140,000 btu/gallon, propane 92,500 btu/gallon and natural gas 100,000 btu/gallon.

You will get more heat from every gallon of waste oil than any other type of heating fuel.  For more information on how you can save money on your heating bills, contact Eco Heating Systems at 866-888-1103.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Farmers Almanac Long Range Forecast for Baltimore MD


DECEMBER 2012:temperature 38° (1° below avg.); precipitation 4.5" (1.5" above avg.);Dec 1-5: Rainy periods, mild; Dec 6-10: Sunny, cool; Dec 11-14: Showers, then sunny, mildDec 15-20: Rain and snow, then sunny, cold; Dec 21-25: Periods of rain and snow, turning cold; Dec 26-29: Snow showers, cold; Dec 30-31: Ice and snow, cold.
JANUARY 2013: temperature 35° (avg.); precipitation 2.5" (1" below avg.); Jan 1-5: Snow showers, then sunny, very cold; Jan 6-10: Snow to rain, then sunny, cold; Jan 11-15: Sunny, mild; Jan 16-20: Rain to snow, then sunny, seasonable; Jan 21-27: Rainy periods, mild; Jan 28-31: Sunny, seasonable.

Annual Weather Summary: November 2012 to October 2013

Winter will be colder and drier than normal, with snowfall below normal in the north and near normal in the south. The coldest periods will be from Christmas through early January and in early and mid-February. The snowiest periods will be in mid-December, just before Christmas, and in mid- to late February.
April and May will be slightly warmer and drier than normal.
Summer will be slightly warmer and drier than normal, with the hottest periods in mid- to late June, mid- and late July, and mid-August. The strongest threat of a tropical storm will be in early June.
September and October will be warmer and drier than normal.
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Eco Heating Systems is available for Periodic Maintenance of your Clean Burn waste of Furnace.  We will be servicing customers in College Park MD, Langley Park MD, Beltsville MD, Gambrills MD, Linthicum Heights MD, Silver Spring MD, Capitol Heights MD and Bethesda MD the week of December 10th thru 14th, 2012.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cleaning the Nozzle On Your Clean Burn Waste Oil Heater

The nozzle on your furnace is designed to create a fine spray which will ignite when the burner operates.  If debris gets into your oil supply, it can clog the nozzle - preventing ignition.  If you are having trouble lighting your furnace, please follow the steps below to clean the nozzle.

Removing the Nozzle for Cleaning:
NOTE: Due to swivel fittings on the air and oil lines, it is not necessary to disconnect these lines
when swinging the burner open.
1. Remove the lock-down nut on the mounting flange bolt.
2. Disconnect the burner power cable.
3. Carefully swing the burner open to its maintenance position.
4. Remove the nozzle from the nozzle adapter with a 5/8" socket.

Cleaning the Nozzle:
1. Unscrew the stem from the nozzle head.
2. Spray WD-40 or equivalent through the orifice to thoroughly remove any blockage.
CAUTION: DO NOT damage or deform the nozzle orifice; DO NOT use a torch tip
cleaner or other inappropriate device to clean the orifice. If the blockage is a "tarry"
material or a hard, black material, call your Clean Burn dealer for service.
3. Flush all components with WD-40 to remove oil residues.
4. Reassemble the nozzle components. When tightening the stem, just barely "snug" it down.
DO NOT over tighten.
5. Check the O-ring on the nozzle stem. Replace the O-ring if it is in the least bit cut or
6. Lubricate the O-ring on the nozzle stem with a couple of drops of new motor oil, then reinstall
the nozzle.
7. Check the electrodes for proper gap and clearances. (Figure A3 of your Clean Burn operators manual)
8. Re-install the burner and adjust for optimal performance as described in Section 6.
NOTE: If the nozzle plugs within a few days after cleaning, call Eco Heating Systems at 866-888-1103

Eco Heating Systems is a full service company, offering factory authorized sales, installation, service and periodic maintenance of all models of Clean Burn waste oil heaters.  We work in Maryland, Delaware, and the Lancaster County area of Pennsylvania. We have many happy customers in Chestertown, Salisbury, Frederick, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Aberdeen, Baltimore, Winsor Mill, Charlotte Hall, Delmar, Smyrna and everywhere in between!

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