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Auxiliary Heater – Underseat High Performance

Winters approaching and this 082210000 auxiliary heater is ideal for applications with a small footprint but require high performance. With 42,000 BTU’s, it provides significant heating to ensure optimum operator comfort.

#ArcticTravelerCanada is a Master Stocking Distributor and manufacturer of heating and air conditioning systems for On and Off-road equipment. We offer replacement parts & HVAC systems for all makes, any HVAC Part or System. We also engineer a variety of HVAC solutions for any application in any industry.
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ATC Connect- Parts lookup and cross reference made easy

As a supplier of quality HVAC Parts and Supplies, Arctic Traveler is the choice for All Make HVAC products. We know that having the right part is paramount to getting the job done right! In our continued efforts to be a leader in the industry, we are proud to share an exciting new tool for A/C components, ATC CONNECT. This tool provides OEM cross references, specs, pictures, technical tips, on-hand inventory and so much more. To get access and start using click here
ATC CONNECT is a parts lookup and cross reference tool for All Make, HVAC Parts & Systems. Call 800-295-4156 for details.

How to use ATC Connect

Parts Lookup. We made it easy and only a few keystrokes away

ATC CONNECT provides OEM cross references, specs, pictures, technical tips, on-hand inventory and more. 

How to Login:
From the home page of our ATC website, click on ATC CONNECT in the top right of the page.
Enter your USERID & PW in the place holders.

ATC Connect - Login - HVAC products for All Applications

Welcome to ATC CONNECT

Note the Cross Reference and ATC Number Search Place Holders at the top of the page.

ATC Connect Welcome - HVAC products for All Applications

PARTS LOOKUP

Click on APPLICATION Lookup or Mouse Over CATALOGS and a Drop Down Menu will appear.
Select Application Lookup. A Vehicle Type box will appear.
ATC Connect - Product lookup by type - HVAC products for All Applications
Select the Vehicle type – Medium or Heavy Duty Truck – For this example, Heavy Duty Truck
The MAKE selection for this example is Freightliner, then MODEL (Columbia), then choose the YEAR
ATC Connect - Product lookup by Brand - HVAC products for All Applications
All available parts by type for the 2004 Freightliner Columbia will be displayed including ATC Item Number and OEM cross reference numbers.  For this example, click on the 5333 Compressor, which will display available options.

ATC Connect - Application Lookup Freightliner Columbia - HVAC products for All Applications
No Price is displayed, but specs on the part will be as well as availability and quantity by location.
Please note this inventory by location is only updated once daily, overnight and depending on the time of day and demand for the item, on hand Inventory could be depleted.
ATC Connect - 5333 Compressor - HVAC products for All Applications
Click On The 5333 to Display The Specs

ATC Connect - 5333 Compressor specs - HVAC products for All Applications

Note the RED Circle “CLICK” below the Compressor picture and the RELATED ITEMS section on the RIGHT side.
Clicking on ANY of these components will display the full specs.
To return to the main menu at any time, click on the ATC Logo in the top left corner of the page.
Clicking on the RED “CLICK” button displays “optional” Compressors to the 5333.

ATC Connect - 5333 Compressors - HVAC products for All Applications

Now lets use the “Cross Reference” Lookup function on the same part.
The 5333 Compressor from above, is SANDEN’s  4417. As displayed above under Manufacturers #.
At the top of the page, in the CROSS REFERENCE place holder, enter 4417.
ATC Connect - Cross Reference - HVAC products for All Applications
The tool displays 2 pages of components for every occurrence of “4417”
We know we’re looking for a Compressor but Note the Kysor Hi Pressure Switch, The Western Star Blower Motor and the EZ Clip Fittings among others, also has “4417” associated to their part.
ATC Connect - 4417 Compressor lookup - HVAC products for All Applications
Clicking on the 5333 will display pictures and the full specs for the Compressor as per above.

Part Lookup by OE#
The 5333 has an OE# of N83-304543. Enter in the Cross Reference field.ATC Connect N83-304543 lookup - HVAC products for All Applications

Part Lookup by OE# continued
This example shows the occurrences related to the numbers 83301
Note the 18+ pages of parts with that number sequence within the OE part number.
Corresponding parts numbers are displayed on the right of the page.
ATC Connect - OEM Lookup - HVAC products for All Applications

Another example with 2508698 – Note the 2+ pages of associated parts.

ATC Connect - Product lookup by OE - HVAC products for All Applications

To return to the main menu at any time, click on the ATC Logo.

Click here for access to ATC Connect  or for help using the tool, speak with a Customer Service Rep at 1-800-295-4156.

Parts Lookup Using ATC.ca

Espar Heaters: Updates make them even better

Airtronic S2/M2 – The new Airtronic family

The new Airtronic family is the logical further development of the successful Eberspäecher air heater. With its robust components and the latest control system, the Airtronic now features both functional expansions and a longer service life.

The new Airtronic is equipped with automatic altitude adjustment as standard. A new brushless motor has extended the service life to 5,000 hours. This new motor, a modern control system and the use of the latest metering pump technology also improve the acoustics. Furthermore, the new Airtronic uses the pioneering Eberspäecher CAN bus technology.


Advantages:

  • Interfaces: CAN, LIN (only 12 V), S+Introducing the S2/M2 - A new brushless motor extends the service life to 5,000 hours, automatic altitude adjustment and the latest metering pump technology also improve the acoustics.
  • Service life 5,000 h
  • Brushless motor
  • Use of the latest EasyStart Pro and EasyStart Web control units
  • Diagnostics and parameter assignment via EasyScan
  • Starting capability down to –46 °C
  • Stepless heating performance control
  • Noise emissions optimized
  • Use of acoustically improved metering pump
  • Integrated altitude sensor:
    – Automatic altitude adjustment up to 3,000 m
    – Optimized combustion

Additional features:

  • Universal installation kit for all versions
  • Air scoops provided separately to the installation kit
  • Metering pump included in delivery with Airtronic S2/M2
  • Identical to Airtronic 1:
    – installation positions
    – repair and spare parts
    – installation space and mechanical interfaces (air, exhaust and combustion air)
  • Heating-air connection diameters:
    – 2 kW: Ø 60 mm and Ø 75 mm
    – 4 kW: Ø 75 mm and Ø 90 mm
  • ADR compatibility of the 24 V versions


Hydronic S3 Economy/Commercial – now even more versatile

The CAN/switching plus version of the Hydronic S3 Economy is the direct successor to the previous CAN/LIN version and is compatible with the Eberspäecher EasyStart CAN-bus-compatible control unit family that will be available.

The new switching plus input also ensures compatibility with all other control units that output an S+ switch-on signal. The new Hydronic S3 Commercial rounds off the product family with a 24-volt version for commercial applications. It will also be available in a 5.6 kW Power version for commercial applications for the first time, making it unrivaled on the market.


Advantages:Eberspaecher Hydronic S3 Commercial

  • Interfaces: CAN and S++
  • Economy: service life 3,000 h 
  • Commercial: service life 5,000 h
  • Compatibility with all new and many conventional control units
  • New 24-volt heater for commercial applications
  • NEW: Power version with 5.6 kW heating performance
  • Very large output range
  • Utilization of residual heat through heating circuit run-on control
  • Stepless heating performance control
  • Noise emissions optimized

Additional features:

  • Economy: gasoline (also E10) and diesel (also B30)
    Commercial: diesel (also B30)
  • Diagnostic display via EasyStart TP 7.1 control units, as well as via EasyStart CAN-based control units
  • Economy: suitable for altitudes up to 1,500 m above sea level; altitude adjustment can be activated manually above 1,500 m with EasyStart Pro
    Commercial: automatic altitude adjustment up to 3,000 m above sea level
  • Connection diameters: water 20 mm, exhaust gas 24 mm, combustion air 20 mm
  • ADR compatible with EasyStart Pro (with “Commercial” version)

Need an Espar heating solution for your Application?
Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspaecher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters. Whether you need one heater or a skid load, replacement parts or technical support on any Eberspaecher Airtronic and Hydronic Heater, contact us. We look forward to showing you how 50+ years of experience can add value to your company’s bottom line!
Arctic Traveler Canada, the mobile climate control specialist – Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information or visit us here.



Mobile Heating Solutions

Arctic Traveler Canada is a manufacturer and master distributor for a wide range of industry leading mobile heating solutions for any application. 

Designed to perform and engineered to improve operator comfort, productivity and reduce maintenance costs, we have a solution to suite your needs.
From 16-65,000 BTU’s, our Cabin, Headliner and Rooftop AC and Heaters will supplement your applications needs to provide hours of comfort.

ESPAR Engine, Cabin & Cargo Heaters – Fuel operated air & coolant heaters.
Airtronic series – From the smallest on the market D2 to the 27,300 BTU’s D8, ESPAR uses innovative heating technology to provide great comfort and warmth for every application, with pleasant temperatures prevailing on cabin entry.

Hydronic series – 7,170-17,755 BTUFuel-powered water heater used to heat the cabin and or the engine and to de-ice the windows (defrost). The heater’s compact design, with its integrated water pump and fuel metering pump (in the diesel version), saves time when installing the heater.

HYDRONIC M & L Series Coolant Heaters

The Hydronic range from 12 kW/42,000 BTUs up to 35 kW/120,000 BTUs in a boxed configuration. These units have an automatic altitude compensation and are available in 12 or 24-volt models. Click here for more info on the Hydronic M & L Series heaters.


Click here for more information on Eperspaecher Airtronic & Hydronic Heaters

ESPAR Airtronic Heaters – 7,500-13,650 BTU Gas or Diesel operated air heaters.


Hydronic D5 - Engine coolant heater

Hydronic M & L Series Coolant Heaters. Ideal for Commercial & Industrial applications.

RedDOT Heaters. The most Versatile and maintenance free
R250 series 16-30 BTU’s – Round tube and fin design allows heater mounting in any position, using multi-position leg brackets or flush mount frame. The compact size, simple plumbing and high output are ideal in any application.

R290 & R295- Single or Double Blower – 20-35,000 BTU’s The big brother of the pair with two high performance three-speed motor blower assemblies, delivers where it’s needed most.

R3500– 49,000 BTU’s – This crew cab heater was designed to be able to heat larger cabs in extreme conditions. Its low profile and heavy duty construction allows for use in various applications.

R-254 – 16-30,000 BTU. These auxiliary heaters are among the most versatile and maintenance free units  ever built.

Single or Double Blower 20-35,000 BTU

This Cab Heater was designed with high performance to be able to heat larger cabs in extreme conditions. Its low profile and heavy duty construction allows this heater to be used in various applications

ATC Heaters – Compact, Versatile and Maintenance free
892059 – 27,000 BTU’s ,  892041 – 40,000 BTU’s,  892002 – 65,000 BTU’s

Available in 12V & 24V, these auxiliary heaters are designed to heat larger cabs in extreme conditions. With a high performance 3 speed blower assembly, compact size, simple plumbing, heavy duty construction and high output, these heaters deliver where it counts and are ideal in any application.  

892059
– Dual blowers, 27,000 BTU’s – Click to view specs –

892041
– Dual blowers, 40,000 BTU’s – Click to view specs –

892002
– Dual blowers, 65,000 BTU’s – Click to view specs –  

This crew cab heater was designed to heat larger cabs in extreme conditions. Its low profile and heavy duty construction allows for use in various applications.The compact size, simple plumbing and high output are ideal in any application.

 

With a high performance 3 speed blower assembly, compact size, simple plumbing, heavy duty construction and high output.


More Engineered Products from ATC

Dual Electric Condenser
Wall Mount A/C & Heater

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is dedicated to heating, cooling and Truck refrigeration of mobile applications. From concept to design using three dimensional images created in Solid Works, to manufacturing and delivery, all products are engineered to exact specifications for your specific application. Call us today at 1-800-295-4156 to discuss your mobile HVAC needs.

Preheating from Eberspaecher


Eberspaecher’s AIRTRONIC Air Heaters
Eberspaecher’s air heaters are independent of both the engine and the vehicle’s own heat balance. They draw in either cool room air or outside air, heat this up and then deliver it to the interior of the vehicle. Air heaters are an excellent option for commercial vehicles of every type.
Eberspaecher’s HYDRONIC Coolant Heaters

Eberspaecher’s coolant heaters work independently of the engine and thus offer a double plus: preheating the vehicle’s passenger compartment as well as the engine. The heaters are integrated into the cooling system of the engine. The thermal energy gained is then distributed through the vehicle’s own heat exchanger as forced hot air and this heats the interior of the vehicle via existing air vents. The engine is warmed up with the residual heat in the cooling water.

The Heaters for Commercial and Industrial Applications

Eberspaecher Air and Coolant heater kits can be customized to suit your specific needs. From units that are boxed for protection to controllers that can provide flexibility to your operation! These heaters are Bio Diesel Compatible and available in both 12 or 24 volts. ATC is your MSD for preheating solutions on a variety of applications. Espar Airtronic & Hydronic heaters from 7500-120,000 BTU's

  • Eliminate cold engine starts
  • Reduce idling fuel cost
  • Engine and fluid preheating
  • Cab and compartment heating
  • Minimize diesel exhaust emission
  • Defrosted windows
  • Crew shelter
  • Automatic altitude adjustment
  • CARB approved / EPA verified

Different Configurations for Different Applications

AIRTRONIC D2, B4, D4, B5, D5, D8 and Echo8 Air Heaters

AIRTRONIC units range from 2 kW / 7,500 BTUs to 5 kW / 18,800 BTUs and are available with our Digi-controller, which has an internal ambient air temperature sensor for precise compartment heating. This makes it compact for a variety of location mounts.

HYDRONIC B, D, M & L Series Coolant Heaters

The Hydronics range from 12 kW/42,000 BTUs up to 35 kW/120,000 BTUs in a boxed configuration. These units have an automatic altitude compensation and are available in 12 or 24-volt models and come with accessories such as a spark arrestor. They are compact for a variety of location mounts. The M Series has multiple speeds that reduce amp draw in lower ranges.

Control Options 

  • Indicates on-board diagnostics capability
  • 7 Day-Timers*
  • Programmable Timer
  • Push/Pull Switch
  • Thermostat*
  • Auto Shut-Off Switch
  • Digi-Controller

Easy to Operate

Eberspaecher heaters operate as miniature furnaces that are independent of the engine, utilizing the unit’s own diesel and batteries to produce heat.

Efficient

Hydronic units heat the coolant, then circulate it to warm the engine and heat exchangers to near operating temp and can be sized to provide auxiliary heat for other critical fluids. Eberspaecher air heaters heat air directly and circulate air to applicable compartments.

AIRTRONIC heaters can provide ample heat to the cab, mobile work stations, crew shelters, etc., all without idling the engine.

Productive

Using timer controls, heaters can be switched on to begin engine preheating at preset intervals, allowing operators to go directly to work upon arrival.

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspaecher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Espar products to the truck, bus, marine, automotive/pick-ups, off-highway, forestry, mining and military markets. See our Blog ATCNEWS for Technical News and Preventative Maintenance Tips and for more information on these and other heating products, call us today at 1-800-295-4156.

Espar Cargo Heaters for delivery vehicles

Preheaters for Vans, Multi-Temp Trailers & Trailer Bodies

Espar cargo heaters provide heat for vans, multi-temp trailers and trailer bodies. These air heaters maintain desired temperatures for cargo without using engine heat.
View brochure here

AIRTRONIC D5 Espar cargo heaters - Heat van, multi-temp trailers and trailer bodies mwithout using engine heat.

  • Van bodies 20′ long, maintains 40°F (4°C) cargo temperatures.
  • Outside temperatures -20°F (-29°C)
  • Insulation – minimum 2″ polyurethane. 

D8LC

  • Van bodies 30′ long, maintains 40°F (4°C) cargo temperatures.
  • Outside temperatures -20°F (-29°C)
  • Insulation – minimum 2″ polyurethane.

Other heaters are also suitable for larger or more severe applications. Consult our CSR’s for recommendations.

The most important advantages:

  • Electronically controlled temperature regulations which maintain optimum cargo area temperatures.
  • High volume heat output which provides faster heat recuperation after stops high air flow ensures good even heat distribution.
  • Independent of engine heat, low power draw reduces demands on batteries.

Eberspaecher heaters operate as miniature furnaces that are independent of the engine, utilizing the unit’s own small engine and batteries to produce heat.
Airtronic heaters draw in either cool room air or outside air, heat this up and then deliver it to the interior of the vehicle. Airtronic Air heaters are an excellent option for commercial vehicles of every type.

Need an Espar heating solution for your Application?
Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspaecher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters. Whether you need one heater or a skid load, replacement parts or technical support on any Eberspaecher Airtronic and Hydronic Heater, contact us
We look forward to showing you how 50+ years of experience can add value to your company’s bottom line!

Arctic Traveler Canada, the mobile climate control specialist – Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information or visit us here.
Read more about Eberspaecher heaters at the links below.
Eberspaecher heaters updates make them even better
Preheating from Eberspaecher
Eberspaecher D5 S3 Heaters
Eberspaecher Hydronic heaters

ESPAR Hydronic Heaters – Preventative Maintenance

Espar’s Hydronic Heaters uses the vehicles coolant system to pre-heat the engine coolant to allow for effective vehicle starting in extreme climates. With some modifications, vehicles can be configured to allow for warming the passenger compartment through the existing vehicle heating system.

Espar Hydronic heaters are integrated into the cooling system of the engine and work independently of the engine, thus offers pre-heating of the engine and the vehicle’s passenger compartment. The thermal energy gained is then distributed through the vehicle’s own heat exchanger as forced hot air which heats the interior of the vehicle via existing air vents. The engine is warmed up with the residual heat in the cooling water.

Pre-Season Preventative Maintenance For Hydronic Heaters 

Before the cold weather arrives, it’s recommended that your Espar HYDRONIC  heaters receive a preseason check to ensure the heater is clean, free running and ready for a trouble-free season. Please use the recommended tools and follow the procedures as outlined in the heater manual while removing and reinstalling the different heater components.The heaters should be inspected and repaired by an Espar trained Technician, as follows: 

1. Check all electrical connections from the heater to the batteries. Check for wear and abrasion along the length of the harnesses. Repair or replace the harness whenever the harness insulation is broken or damaged. Check the battery connections. Clean any corrosion at the terminals. Replace the battery terminals if the corrosion is severe. Check the fuse for corrosion and the correct rating.

2. Check all clamps and hoses. Replace as required.

3. Check the condition of the exhaust system. Check for holes and breaks in the exhaust piping. Replace the exhaust as necessary.

4. Check the fuel pump filter ‐ clean or replace it as necessary. For heaters with external fuel pumps, ensure that the mounting angle of the fuel pump is in between 15‐35o. An incorrectly mounted fuel pump may lead to excessive carbon issues. Check the fuel lines for possible leaks, loose clamps, etc. Once the entire fuel system has been checked and issues, if any, are corrected, it is advisable to do a fuel quantity check.

5. Check and clear clogged weep holes on the side of the heater body. Look for any indication of coolant leakages. If leakage is suspected then remove the cover with water pump assembly and inspect and replace “O” rings on the water pump housing. Closely inspect the heater waterjacket for leakages and replace the “O” ring between waterjacket and heat exchanger. If the waterjacket is cracked, replace it.

6. Remove and replace the glow pin screen. Make sure that the new screen is installed correctly as outlined in the repair manual for the heater.

7. Remove and check the glow pin. If it shows signs of dissimilar colour or if the glow pin is in any way distorted, replace it.

8. The coolant pump should be removed and the impeller checked for damage. Any dirt or metal particles on the impeller magnet should be removed and the cavity in the pump should also be cleaned. Please Note: coolant pumps are not covered by warranty if the vehicle’s coolant system is excessively contaminated. Refer to Technical Circular 250.

9. Remove the flame tube and check the condition of the flame tube end. The flame tube should be light brown in colour with no excessive carbon at the end of the flame tube. Check for carbon build up on the burner “nose” at the cold end of the flame tube. Any carbon covering the air slots should be removed. Check the inside of the heat exchanger and scrape any loose carbon out from between the fins in the heat exchanger. Re‐install the flame tube replacing all gaskets.

10. Re‐assemble the heater and test operation. The heater should be bench tested for 15‐20 minutes before returning it to the vehicle.

11. Regardless of the season, run the heater every month for a minimum period of 15 minutes. This will help the heater burn away any combustion residue in the burner chamber and prevent corrosion in the waterjacket and decay of “O” rings.

Preventative Maintenance procedures – see below to ensure all your Eberspaecher heaters perform as expected.
Airtronic Heaters Preventative Maintenance
Carbon Build up – How to check and remove


Arctic Traveler Canada is an MSD (Master Distributor) for Eberspaecher productsand a technical leader actively involved in projects driving the mobility of tomorrow. Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information about mobile heating solutions.


ESPAR Airtronic Heaters – Preventative Maintenance

Arctic Traveler Canada is a master distributor and technical service expert for ESPAR Airtronics and Hydronics Heaters.

Preventative Maintenance For Espar Airtronic Heaters

It’s recommended that Espar Airtronic heaters receive a pre-season check-up to ensure the heaters are ready for a trouble-free cold weather season. Always use the recommended tools and follow the procedures as outlined in the manual while removing and reinstalling the heater components. 
The heaters should be inspected and repaired by an Espar trained mechanic, as follows:

1. Before the initial operation, ensure that the heater is not being subjected to external loads by heavy objects being placed over it. This may cause damage to the heater parts and affect its normal operation. Ensure that sufficient clearances, as recommended in the heater manual, are being maintained around the heater, even while the vehicle is in operation.

2. Check the return air inlet port and the hot air outlet port for any blockages. Inspect the length of ducting for any damage and replace as necessary. Ensure all ducting connections are secure. Discourage heat sensitive materials from being placed too close to the heater, ducting components or hot air outlet ports.

3. Check all electrical connections from the heater to the batteries. Check for wear and abrasion along the length of the harnesses. Repair or replace the harness whenever the harness insulation is broken or damaged. Check the battery connections. Clean any corrosion at the terminals. Replace the battery terminals if the corrosion is severe. Check the fuse for corrosion and the correct rating.

4. Remove the glow pin and, if necessary, clean it. If the glow pin shows signs of dissimilar colour or distortions, replace it. Inspect the glow pin wires for damage and if necessary, replace it. Remember to clean the glow pin chamber and ensure the glow pin ventilation hole is clear of any obstructions, then replace the glow pin.

5. Regardless of its condition, remove and replace the glow pin screen every pre-season. Make sure that the new screen is installed correctly. Install the new screen.

6. Check the condition of the exhaust pipe. Look for any holes or breaks in the exhaust piping. Replace if necessary. Ensure the exhaust pipe is securely located and correctly routed.

7. Check the condition of the combustion air intake tube. Clear any blockages. If damaged, replace it. Ensure that the combustion air intake tube is securely located and correctly routed.

8. Ensure the mounting angle of the fuel pump is in between 15-35 degrees. An incorrectly mounted fuel pump may lead to excessive carbon issues. Check the fuel lines for possible leaks, loosened clamps, etc., inspect the filter on the suction side fuel pump filter, clean or replace it as necessary. Once the entire fuel system has been checked and any issues corrected, it is advisable to do a fuel quantity check.

9. If the fuel quantity result is above specification, then it will be a cause for excessive carbon issues and the fuel pump would need to be replaced. If the fuel quantity result is within specifications, but on the higher side, then any possible excessive carbon issues may be corrected by increasing the mounting angle of the fuel pump to the near vertical position. If the fuel quantity result is below specification, then it is recommended that the fuel pump be replaced, but only if the heater repeatedly flames out during operation.

10. If there are complaints about the heater smoking excessively during operation, then remove and check the condition of the burner. The burner should be light brown in colour. Clean any carbon buildup inside the burner tube. Check the inside of the heat exchanger and scrape out any loose carbon.

11. When reassembling the burner and the heat exchanger, use a new thermal insulator. Likewise, when reassembling the blower motor assembly use a new blower gasket.

12. Reassemble the heater and test operation. The heater should be bench tested for 15-20 minutes before returning the heater to the vehicle.

13. Regardless of the season, run the heater every month for a minimum period of 15 minutes. This will help the heater burn away any combustion residue in the burner chamber. It will ensure that the fuel in the lines to the heater does not gel and solidify and that the heater will start reliably when the heating season arrives.

Preventative Maintenance procedures – see below to ensure all your Eberspaecher heaters perform as expected.
Hydronic Heaters Preventative Maintenance
Carbon Build up – How to check and remove

Arctic Traveler Canada is an MSD (Master Distributor) for Eberspaecher productsand a technical leader actively involved in projects driving the mobility of tomorrow. Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information about mobile heating solutions.


Carbon buildup. Remove it to increase heater performance

Arctic Traveler Canada is a master distributor and technical service expert for Eberspaecher Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters.

Carbon buildup can decrease heater performance and reduce operator comfort.


In the event that the burner / flame tube and combustion chamber of the Airtronic D2 or D4 becomes restricted and the heater fails due to carbon/soot build up it may be possible to clean the burner without disassembling the heater by running the heater in high using Kerosene instead of Diesel.

To help identify when a burner has excessive carbon build up, Click here and follow the recommendations.

Since the replacement of a burner with carbon build up is not covered by warranty unless the carbon was caused by a defective heater or component this bulletin will assist in reducing the cost and time of cleaning a burner that has caused the heater to fail due to excessive carbon build up.

The excessive build‐up of carbon in the heater is not a result of normal operation of the heater. The build‐up of excessive carbon or soot in the burner / combustion chamber and flame tube as well as the inside of the heat exchanger is in most a symptom of an underlying problem which is the root cause. Therefore, it is very important to identify and correct the root cause so that the burner does not become restricted again. Please refer to the troubleshooting guide and fault code list to identify the problem. Also refer to the installation instructions to make sure the heater and accessories are installed according to the installation guidelines using the correct parts. 

In some cases the carbon build up in the burner may be too severe and the burner would need to be replaced. Unless the root cause of the carbon build up is corrected the replacement or cleaning of the burner will not result in a permanent solution but only a temporary fix.

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is a Eberspaecher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters. For more Preventative Maintenance procedures, browse the Espar category of our blog ATCNEWS or call us at 1-800-295-4156 for more information.

How To Check and Remove Carbon Build up
Airtronic Heaters Preventative Maintenance
Hydronic Heaters Preventative Maintenance