So… the NEX-7 can shoot panoramic. You know… that doesn’t mean that you can only use a pano feature for places like the Grand Canyon? Here is a panoramic shot of the burners in my home’s hot water heat boiler. I had to remove the Burnham’s flame-out shield in order to get this shot. DO NOT TRY THAT AT HOME!
This shot shows us why it is so important to have your boiler or gas forced air furnace checked and cleaned regularly by an HVAC professional. See the blue flame? This is the hottest flame. See the orange flame? Not as hot as blue. The orange flame tells us there are particulates that need to be “cleaned” from the burner pipes. See… the gas we burn in our appliances is not pure. The particulates from the gas build up and can clog the burners. This causes the yellow or orange flames which is not as hot as the blue thus making the boiler less efficient. Regular cleaning can cure this issue and help extend the life of this $5,000+ boiler system.