Transcript: Home Furnace Efficiency | Oct 23, 1979

A slate appears with the caption “Home Furnace Efficiency.”

The narrator says SEVERE CANADIAN WINTERS
MAKE CENTRAL HEATING
IN THE HOME ESSENTIAL.
IN THE FACE OF RISING
HEATING COSTS, FEDERAL
RESEARCHERS ARE TRYING
TO STRETCH OUR HEATING
DOLLAR AND OUR FUTURE.
THE STANDARD OIL-FIRED
HEATING SYSTEM IN THIS
HOME NEAR OTTAWA IS
MONITORED FOR EFFICIENCY
BY ENERGY, MINES AND
RESOURCES COMBUSTION
RESEARCH LABORATORY.
AS SUPPLIES DWINDLE,
THE COST OF FUEL GOES UP,
AND EVEN CONTINUING FUEL
OIL SUPPLY'S IN QUESTION.
THE COMBUSTION RESEARCH
LABORATORY HAS FOUND
FIVE SIMPLE THINGS YOU
CAN DO FOR CHEAPER HEATING.
TURN DOWN THE THERMOSTAT
TO 65 OR LOWER OVERNIGHT.
MAINTAIN THE FURNACE REGULARLY
TO INCREASE FUEL ECONOMY.
CHANGE AIR FILTERS FOR
CLEAN HEATING AND
EASIER FORCED AIR FLOW.
INCREASE RECIRCULATION
FAN SPEED FOR FASTER,
MORE EVEN HEAT DISPERSION.
WHEN THE BURNER'S REMOVED,
REDUCE THE BURNER NOZZLE SIZE
TO LOWER THE RATE OF
FUEL CONSUMPTION.
THIS ENSURES A MORE
EFFICIENT BURNING SEQUENCE
AT EACH FURNACE IGNITION.
REPLACE THE EXISTING
BURNER HEAD WITH A
FLAME RETENTION HEAD.
THIS RECYCLES UNBURNED
GASES BACK INTO THE FLAME,
CONSUMES MORE HYDRO
CARBONS AND SAVES FUEL.
STACK TEMPERATURE ON SMOKE
AND CARBON DIOXIDE TESTS
SHOULD INDICATE THAT THE
COMBUSTION PROCESS IS
LEAVING THE HEAT IN YOUR
HOME WHERE IT SHOULD BE,
NOT SENDING IT
UP THE CHIMNEY.

Fast clips show images of people performing all these tasks.

The narrator continues THE COMBUSTION RESEARCH
LABORATORY SUGGESTS THAT
THIS CHECKLIST AND TESTING
AFTER BURNER MAINTENANCE
CAN PROVE SAVINGS UP
TO 14 PERCENT WITH
EXISTING FURNACES.
ENERGY, MINES AND RESOURCES
HAS COMPLETED THE DESIGN
AND MANUFACTURE IS STARTING
ON A REVOLUTIONARY
NEW FURNACE.
ONEX INDUSTRIES OF OTTAWA
HAS BEEN CONTRACTED TO
PRODUCE THE FIRST PROTOTYPE
WORKING MODEL OF THE
BLUE FLAME FURNACE.
THE BLUE FLAME BURNER IS
PATENTED AND INCORPORATES
RESULTS FROM YEARS OF
PAINSTAKING RESEARCH
TO PRODUCE THE MOST
EFFICIENT OIL-FIRED
HOME HEATING FURNACE.
THE KEY COMPONENT
IS THIS COMPLEX
PATENTED RECIRCULATING
BURNER HEAD.
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL CONCENTRIC
PATTERN IN METAL,
AND IT PRODUCES A BEAUTIFUL,
CONCENTRIC EFFICIENT
BLUE FLAME.

The device consists of two concentric metal rings with curved rays arranged in a windmill-like fashion.

The narrator says TESTS SHOW THE BLUE
FLAME FURNACE WILL SAVE
UP TO 20 PERCENT,
A FULL ONE FIFTH IN
HOME HEATING BILLS.
THE WORK OF THE CANADIAN
COMBUSTION RESEARCH
LABORATORY, REGULAR
FURNACE MAINTENANCE,
AND BETTER INSULATION
ALL CONTRIBUTE TO
MAKE HEATING YOUR
HOME LESS EXPENSIVE.

A slate appears with a caption that reads “A production of TV Ontario. The Ontario Educational Communications Authority. 1979.”

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