Those of you on the fuel oil side of the business probably know the New England Fuel Institute, known by most as “NEFI.” If your company is a heating oil retailer in the Northeast, your company is, or at one time has been, a member of this association, writes columnist Shane Sweet: NEFI has been in the fight for a ...Read More »
By George Lanthier Here’s an updated article from 1992 that still makes sense. I’ve been a great advocate of “two-stage” operation for a long time. I really think that a commercial burner with low-hi operation is great (if you can’t afford full modulation) and I’m still hoping to see more use of a two-stage residential oilburner before my career ends. ...Read More »
The Care and Use of Combustion Test Equipment
George Lanthier This article has been printed a few times and its always been a very popular piece and answers some questions that constantly come up when doing combustion testing on oil, gas and LP. This material was originally published in The Councilor of the Better Home Heat Council of Massachusetts in 1979 and then in Fueloil & Oil Heat, ...Read More »
FON Columnist Presented with Hugh McKee Award
One of our own achieves industry recognitionRead More »
My ship has finally docked
John Griffin's farewell columnRead More »
When is too much water no good?
We deal in water every day when we deal with hydronic heating, but can there be too much water moving through the piping? Well, sometimes, and when that happens, the velocity noise can be unbearable. This becomes even more prevalent if zone valves are present. I know many installation companies use zone valves, mainly due to cost, and if ...Read More »
No hot water? But I have a water heater, your customer says!
There is going to be a time when you have a customer that tells you there is no or not enough hot water from a water heater or a storage tankRead More »
The Gremlins in the basement!
Oh, the cool air of winter is well upon us now. The boilers have been buzzing away and all our customers are happy ones, right?Read More »
This past fall I went on Sid Harvey's factory tour on this, their 80th anniversary year. I had been to the Long Island plant many times, but this was of their new plant in Andrews, South CarolinaRead More »
What makes a happy customer?
When it gets cold out, we want it to be nice and warm and toasty inside our customers' homes, right?Read More »