As a NJ chimney installer we show how a properly sized chimney liner and flue pipe is installed with an oil to gas conversion of a commercial boiler in order to save money. Expert Chimney liner, flue and HVAC repair and installation services in New Jersey are our specialty.
Part-2 of a two part HVAC series on heating, we go into detail at how an oil to gas conversion can pay for itself through higher efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance cost.
Chimney installation, rebuilding a chimney, or re-lining an existing chimney is only one aspect of an HVAC environment. Chimney and chimney liners must be size accordingly. Many times we have gone to places where we continuously come across chimney liners where it was in-appropriately sized, liners that were also not secured inside the chimney that allows leakage of combustion gasses to escape, and flue piping that connects heating equipment to the chimney that sags because it was not properly supported. These flue pipe chimney installers at times haphazardly install heating exhaust components because they probably do not know any better or reduce installation time and costs. We had a pregnant woman call us one time because the flue pipe fell off an oil boiler because it was not properly secured at the rear of the boiler. She was probably breathing the fumes from combustion all along before noticing that something was wrong. A flue pipe for example: that goes from the boiler to the chimney should be securely fastened with sheet metal screws or riveted to prevent sagging and in no case should be in a manner that will present a hazard to combustible building material as it pertains to building code. Flue pipe runs to the chimney that exceeds 10 ft in length, or contains more than two elbows should use the next larger pipe and draft hood. The bottom line, safe and economical operation of the boiler and other heating appliances in an HVAC environment throughout its service life is dependent to a large extent upon its proper installation with the exhausting of combustion particles in consideration. This means utilizing the correct sizing of an oil or gas boiler, furnace, hot water heating in conjunction with the appropriate chimney and/or liner, flue pipe, integrity of the chimney structure, and resistance to penetration of moisture, pests, leaves and branches, and other debris at the top of the chimney. Carbon monoxide poisoning and chimney fires due to improper HVAC installation are not to be taken lightly and should be avoided. Selecting a chimney liner installer that is schooled in HVAC is a start in the right direction to ensure safety, efficiency, and longevity.
Chimney liner and oil to gas conversion municipality permits are handled on your behalf as well as securing adequate gas supply in our installations. We submit the required gas pipe drawing to the municipality or township where you live and a gas usage report to the utility company requesting for approval. Coordination with all aspects of the installation is done by us.
Not every job requires a chimney liner. We do not push installation of a chimney liner. We only install chimney liners where it is needed such as with code requirement, or the manufacturer of the gas or oil boiler heating appliance requires it. However, we believe that due to our HVAC training and licensing we are in a better position for example: to recognize the dangers of missing spill switch in a flue pipe or hood. Carbon monoxide poisoning is prevented when spill switches prevent a gas burner from firing when chimneys become obstructed. Chimney obstruction can come from partially collapse bricks, loose cement, birds nest, and others that can prevent proper flow of combustion exhaust.
We are also NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified on oil furnace installation and service as well NATE certified on gas installation and service. Why take a chance on others?
Let us install your next oil or gas boiler whether it is for commercial or residential heating along with the proper exhaust needed consisting of flue pipe and chimney services. We also perform oil to gas conversions, install gas tank-less water heaters and other high efficiency oil and gas heating.
NJ Contractor Registration No. 13VH04670800 - Joseph Routis, General Manager
Tel. (973) 777-2932
We provide boiler repairs and installation services for either oil or gas heating in New Jersey. We provide oil to gas conversions, chimney liner, chimney cleaning or chimney sweep, chimney inspection, chimney repairs, chimney rebuilding in Northern New Jersey. If you live in these NJ cities, municipalities, or townships such as: Jersey City, Newark, Bayonne, Linden, Elizabeth, Hackensack, North Bergen, East and West Orange, Paterson, Woodbridge, Union, Essex, Hudson, Bergen, Passaic, Middlesex you are within our reach.