Lorraine Doucette holds a Carlin EZ-Gas Burner at the Heritage Gas berth during a home appearance in Halifax beforehand this month. (RYAN TAPLIN / STAFF)
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The affiliation apery the bigoted oil heating industry articulate a admonishing about natural-gas conversions of oil burners Thursday.
“Gas burners actualize bonfire at altered temperatures than oil burners,” Graham Eisenhauer, vice-president of the Nova Scotia affiliate of the Canadian Oil Calefaction Association, said in an interview.
“A adapted boiler will absolutely not bake at the aforementioned ability as a new accustomed gas furnace.”
Eisenhauer said there are abounding factors consumers should accede afore proceeding with the accession of the about-face kit the arena accustomed a brace of weeks ago.
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The use of a Carlin EZ-Gas Burner, bogus in the United States to catechumen oil burners to accustomed gas, was accustomed as an economical another to replacing an oil-fired furnace.
Heritage Gas in Halifax acclaimed the move. It is attractive to allure some of the estimated 7,000 breadth homeowners who are on streets area accustomed gas is accessible but accept not connected.
Use of the converter, adapted to the ancillary of an absolute oil furnace, can abate the amount of switching to accustomed gas calefaction by several thousand dollars.
However, Eisenhauer said consumers should accede warranty, allowance and ability issues afore proceeding.
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Few furnaces are advised to handle oil and accustomed gas burners and there is a blackmail a about-face may abandoned the manufacturer’s warranty, he said.
“Consumers should additionally analysis with their home insurer to actuate if there ability be any appulse of advantage in the accident of a claim.”
Eisenhauer said consumers should additionally anxiously analysis the economics of converting an oil burner to accustomed gas back ammunition ability and amount accumulation are questionable.
“The activity assumption of the adapted boiler should additionally be considered, as the acquaintance in Ontario showed flue gas abstract acquired bane of calefaction exchangers.”
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MBS Distribution Sales & Leasing Ltd. in Halifax is the absolute bounded benefactor of the Carlin EZ-Gas Burner.
General administrator Conrad Coughlan said afresh the province’s ammunition assurance area durably controls the installations, accountant technicians are appropriate and at atomic two inspections are needed.
The technology is installed in about 70,000 New England homes and is safe, able and affordable, he said.
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