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OIL STORAGE TANKS
ABANDONING OIL TANKS
AGE of OIL TANK
ANODES & DIP TUBES on WATER HEATERS
BURIED OIL TANK ADVICE
BURIED OIL TANKS, FINDING
COMBUSTION PRODUCTS & IAQ
DEFINITION of Heating & Cooling Terms
DIAGNOSE & FIX HEATING PROBLEMS-BOILER
DIAGNOSE & FIX HEATING PROBLEMS-FURNACE
DIRECTORY of OIL TANK EXPERTS
FILTERS, OIL on HEATING EQUIPMENT
FIRE SAFETY CONTROLS
FLOATING UP OIL STORAGE or SEPTIC TANKS
FLOODED HEATING EQUIPMENT REPAIR
FLOODED WATER HEATER REPAIR
FUEL OIL TYPES & CHARACTERISTICS
FUEL UNIT, HEATING OIL PUMPS
GALVANIC SCALE & METAL CORROSION
GAUGES ON HEATING EQUIPMENT
HEAT TAPES, Heat, Insulation prevent Freeze-Up
HEATING COST FUEL & BTU Cost Table
HEATING COST SAVINGS METHODS
HEATING OIL TYPES & PROPERTIES
HEATING SYSTEM NOISES
HOME BUYERS GUIDE TO OIL TANKS
NOISE CONTROL for HEATING SYSTEMS
NOISES COMING FROM WATER HEATER
ODORS & SMELLS DIAGNOSIS & CURE
ODORS FROM HEATING SYSTEMS
OIL FILTERS on HEATING EQUIPMENT
OIL FUEL TYPES & CHARACTERISTICS
OIL ODORS, LEAKY OIL TANK PIPING
OIL SPILL CLEANUP / PREVENTION
SOOT on OIL FIRED HEATING EQUIPMENT
STAIN DIAGNOSIS on BUILDING INTERIORS
THERMAL TRACKING & HEAT LOSS
VIDEO GUIDES: Heating System Videos
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WINTERIZE A BUILDING
Heating oil usage rate calculations: how to determine the rate of home heating oil consumption: This article describes how long you can heat your building with a known amount of heating oil in the tank, or how to determine how fast your heating oil consumption is likely to empty the heating oil tank. If your oil fired heating boiler, warm air furnace, or water heater has stopped working, one of the first things to check is whether or not you've run out of fuel. If your oil tank is above ground indoors or outside it should have a fuel level gauge installed similar to the one shown in our photo.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the rate of consumption of home heating oil
Question: how many liters of kerosene is my house using per hour?
I would like to know how much liters is my house heating using per hour. I bought 181 liters of Kerosene for my heating, how long will it last? Our thermostat has a scale that goes from 7 to 1 and right now is at 1. I've been using 4 hours of heating per day. My heating has a power of 17.6 kW and efficiency of 65%. Any clues on how much liters it is consuming per hour and how long my 181 liters will last? Thank you - L.F.S. 3/15/2013
Your oil burner sprays oil through a nozzle whose job is to aerosolize the oil so that it can be ignited and burned in the combustion chamber. Every oil burner nozzle has a number stampled into its body that gives a flow rate in gallons per hour or GPH (convertible to liters per hour or LPH if you like). For example a nozzle marked 1.25 is rated to burn 1.25 gallons of No. 2 home heating oil per hour, presuming that the oil burner's pump is also pushing oil through the nozzle at a specified pressure (typically 100 psi). If your oil burner is set to a higher pressure (say 140 psi) then more oil per hour is going to pass through that nozzle.
So you could ask your heating service tech to tell you what sized oil burner nozzle is on your heater and what pressure the system runs-at.
But this data is only conceptual - it will NOT tell you how many days of heat you have in your 181 liters of kerosene.
Translating your question in to how long your tank of kerosene is going to last is a bit more tricky than just knowing the kerosene or heating ol burn rate.
The number of hours per day that your oil burner will be "on" depends on
How could we know the heat loss rate of your home from just your email? If someone leaves a window open or turns the temperature up or the outside temperature drops, all of the data changes.
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