With Winter at Our Doorsteps - Couple Reminders .. Make sure you vent pipes are clear of snow & ice. These are gravity fed systems the more K-1 the better. Insulate your oil filter and oil lines, Condensation does freeze. Keep Warm! And any problems please call. 877-9192
Tip of the day: If your ceiling fan has a reverse switch, use it to run the fan's blades in a clockwise direction after you turn on your heat. The fan will produce an updraft and push down into the room heated air from the ceiling (remember, hot air rises).
Toyostove provides comfortable, dependable heat for many folks in the home, and can save you hundreds of dollars a year in fuel when compared with an average boiler system. For over 60 years, Toyotomi has been one of the world's largest producers of heating products.
Keep curtains closed at night. Once the sun goes down, keep all that heat from leaving through the windows by closing the drapes. Maybe even, consider getting insulated curtains for winter use. They’ll prevent some of the warmth in your home from escaping. You can even put up temporary curtains (or even sheets, rugs, etc.) over doors to the outside, even if just at night while you’re sleeping.
Winterizing Tips: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5 to 30 percent of your energy use. Use draft snake, which you can easily make yourself, Just place a rolled bath towel under a drafty door. Install window plastic, it's essentially invisible. Adding a buffer against drafts and extra still air space can give a nice boost to your home's ability to hold heat.
Monitors, Toyostoves, & K-1 Water Heating Systems have exhaust vents that exit your home through an exterior wall rather than through a chimney. These vents can become blocked in the winter months by snow and ice, which can affect the safe operation of the appliance. In order to keep snow away from sidewall exhaust vents, (DIY) make a simple A-Frame to protect and deflect the snow and ice from this vent. DO NOT COVER THE FRONT OF THE EXHAUST PIPE! Make sure there is plenty of room between the vent pipe and the A-Frame.
Do Not let the snow build up in front of the Teepee.
“How long will my kerosene last?” The question comes up every year around this time. And just like last year, and the year before, the answer is: “That depends.” Several factors come into play in calculating how much K-1 you will use in any timeframe, just like how much gasoline you’ll need in your automobile for the week. You’ll get more miles to the gallon if you’ll be driving on the highway than with the stop ‘n go driving of city streets. And if your car is tuned up and regularly maintained, that gets you better mileage, too. In the case of your kerosene the age and condition of your monitor or toyostove, the size of your home, outside temperatures and weather conditions all affect how much kerosene you’re going to use before the warmer spring and summer seasons arrive. (And we know Maine weather conditions have been anything but predictable for some time now.)