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Last Updated: , Created: Thursday, October 14th, 1999

CAN I DOWNSIZE A GAS FURNACE?

It is harder to down-size an old gas furnace than an oil furnace, but it can be made to operate more efficiently.

-- Increase the fan speed to draw more heat out of the furnace.

-- Increase the "fan-on" time before and after operation to draw more heat out of the furnace.

-- Install an electronic pilot light to do away with the continuous burning traditional pilot light.

-- Chimney heat reclaiming devices or "flue heat exchangers" are illegal in Canada on gas installations because they cool the gases down too much, forming acid inside the chimney.

 


Keywords: Boiler, Furnace, Gas, Heating

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