Premiere Oil Fired Furnace
Another of the important features of the EFM motor is its ability to run at a reduced speed whenever the heating and cooling is not operating. By constantly circulating the air within the house, you reduce uneven temperatures at different levels. Operating at this low speed is very efficient and uses less electricity than a standard light bulb. This also means cleaner air in the home. The air is constantly circulated through the filter, removing dust and dirt.
Safety and Performance Independent Certifications
All Thermo Pride oil furnaces models are Underwriter Laboratory (UL) certified for safety and conform to Therm Pride voluntarily efficiency certification programs which verify manufacturer's equipment ratings in accordance with federal mandated test procedures.
"Temperature rise" is the difference in temperature of the return air from the point when it enters the furnace to the point where it exits the furnace. The higher the temperature rises, the greater the warmth of the air when it enters the rooms of the home. Some brands of furnaces have a temperature rise as low as 50 F. Others are up in the 60 F temperature rise area. Thermo Pride has set a 70 F temperature rise as standard across its full line of oil furnaces.
The Operating Efficiency
The US Department of Energy has established minimum efficiency levels from oil furnaces. Efficiency is reflected as a % and is referred to as Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). The minimum allowable is 78%. Oil furnace manufacturers, for the most part, have stayed below 85-percent AFUE, as a maximum to lessen the likelihood of chimney moisture problems resulting from exhaust vapors that are too cool. The higher the efficiency, in other words, does not necessary translate to mean the better the furnace. There are still other considerations such as comfort and noise.
The Heat Exchanger
The heat exchanger is the heart of a furnace. It is where the fuel is burned and the residue heat transferred to the air, which circulates through your home or place of business. What are some key considerations regarding a heat exchanger?
Square Inches of Heating Surface
Over recent times, some brands of oil furnaces have been down sized to become very compact. This has been done in interest of reduced steel cost and to prevent taking excess space in the home. The reduced size may come with a compromise however, and that is reduced furnace durability and less comfort, Thermo Price continues to only produce heat exchangers with a greater area of square inches of heating surface, The larger heat exchanger surface area allows a more even spreading of the heat within the heat exchanger metal which means there is less stress in the steel. There is also a more uniform transfer of heat to air which means more comfort.
Most furnace brands apply no finish to the surface of the heat exchangers. Some manufacturers paint the outside for appearance reasons or for protection prior to the furnace being placed in operation, but the paint burns off first time the furnace is fired. Thermo Pride applies a pure copper powder coating on the outer surface of its oil furnace heat exchangers. The copper powder provides further protection to combat damp basements or locations where humidity can be a problem. The copper, though it darkens in appearance after initial firing, remains firmly bonded to the heat exchanger surface.
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