Oil Furnace Cleaning

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  1. thewoodlands

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    He just left and said we should be good for another four years because of the amount we don't use it! :cheese:


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    Mine only gets used for domestic hot water. I do turn it on 20 mins, 2x per winter just to make sure it works in case of emergency. I have the money set aside to replace it with propane, just haven't done it yet. Been about 4 years since my last cleaning also. Keep putting it off. I figure if it does die, then it'll motivate me to swap it out for a unit that isn't 49 years old!

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    :lol: I like that one zap. We don't even have a furnace so we can't have anyone check it.
     
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    Heating with wood is sure working out nice, that big oil truck that came use to take out to much gravel in it's tires when he left. :grrr:



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    Going into my 2nd year with no oil furnace functional. Wayyyyy better prepared this year :)
     
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    Yeah I keep intending to get that heat pump that died from lack of use in the nineties replaced. But my wife reminds me how much wood ten grand will buy.
     
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    I havent had mine cleaned in 3 years... i think... at 30 gallons a year I have no intentions on getting it cleaned anytime soon.... I figured I used to get it cleaned once a year, at 650 gallons... so thats a long time before I will worry too much about it. When it needs work i will probably do it. replace the filter and the nozzle, probably wont bother playing the the pump settings.

    That must be some heat pump you are looking at.... I had my centeral AC replaced with AC/heat pump (3 or 3.5 tons, i forget), lots of new duct work....$ 7500... might consider that prices are coming down.

    Its nice to have something when you arent home.
     
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    That is the only good thing about my propane furnace. I don't know if the money saved on not needing yearly cleaning makes up for the $5.00/gallon fuel though. Thank goodness for free firewood and a good stove.
     
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    Every room in the house has a oil filled radiator and a separate plug in thermostat set on sixty five. Never had to use it except for a yearly test but seems to keep the place fine.

    And yes, I mapped the circuits for the loads.

    On the topic. I am always amazed that people freak out over a hundred and fifty or so for the annual chimney cleaning and checkout when they think nothing of it for the oil burner.
     
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