Did you know that oil is the dirtiest burning fuel? If you have an oil-fired furnace, not only should you have your furnace inspected every year, you also need to have the chimney inspected and cleaned annually, because oil’s by-products of combustion can be very volatile and corrosive. Domestic oil burners operate automatically to maintain a desired temperature. Gun-type burners atomize the oil either by oil pressure or by low-pressure air forced through a nozzle. The oil system pressure-atomizing burner consists of a strainer, pump, pressure-regulating valve, shutoff valve and atomizing nozzle.
Coal, oil, and natural gas are fossil fuels formed over time from the remains of living organisms. In the United States, they supply most of our energy needs, including roughly two-thirds of US electricity generation. But fossil fuels come with a cost. Coal smoke is linked with everything from asthma and birth defects to cancer and premature death.