We at Como Oil & Propane (and the heating industry by and large) use a few terms you might now be familiar with. Here are a few common terms and their meanings.
Abbreviation for "Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency," it is an energy-efficiency ratio comparing the useful energy produced by an appliance in a year with the amount of energy it consumes. Thus, the higher the AFUE rating, the better the efficiency.
A gas, oil, propane, or solid-fuel-burning appliance that produces hot water or steam which is circulated through pipes to heat-radiating devices in a room.
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Abbreviation for "British Thermal Unit," it is a traditional measurement for the amount of heat needed to raise one pound of water 1° F from a starting point of 39.2°F. BTUH stands for British Thermal Unit Per Hour to measure BTU input or output over time. MBH stands for 1,000 BTUH.
A colorless, oderless gas that affects the central nervous system and can cause death through asphyxiation. Carbon Monoxide can be produced by improperly vented or poorly adjusted propane appliances.
Warmth transmitted to a colder body through physical contact with a substance, such as air.
The difference in temperature between 65°F and the average temperature over the previous 24-hour period. For example, if the average temperature over the previous 24-hour period was 30°F, 35 degree-days have elapsed.
#1 or #2 grade diesel fuel that is burned to produce heat.
Refers to temperature control systems that circulate heated or cooled water to maintain comfort.
A heavy gas stored under pressure and burned to produce heat.
Warmth transmitted to a colder body by the direct contact of infrared rays. See "convected heat."
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A method of regulating temperatures by using a dedicated thermostat and system of valves and hydronic heating devices for each area of a home.