Last year, I realized that our oil furnace was reaching the end of its service life.
It had begun to make more noise, use more energy and give less heated air.
My energy bills were steadily rising while the level of comfort of the home was diminishing. There seemed to be an excessive amount of dust floating around, and our whole family was suffering from more frequent colds and flu-like symptoms. I blamed the outdated oil furnace. Over the summer, I started researching the new models of furnaces available on the market. I began educating myself on what has most substantial to look for in a oil furnace. The higher the AFUE rating, the more energy efficient the heating unit and the lower the running costs. There are a variety of oil furnaces gave by top manufacturers that are Energy Star rated and achieve high-efficiency operation. From what I read, making sure the oil furnace is sized regularly for the home is a priority. There are contractors that either opt for a greater heating system because it’s easier than calculating an accurate heating mode, or they simply match the size of the new oil furnace, but since I’ve made a lot of energy saving home improvements, such as new windows and attic insulation, I didn’t need as immense of a system. A smaller oil furnace doesn’t cost as much to purchase. Plus, If the heating system is oversized, it reaches the control unit setting too hastily and doesn’t reach peak efficiency leves. It might short cycle which creates temperature swings. If the oil furnace is too small, it won’t be able to keep up with demands. I learn reviews for all of the local Heating, Ventilation, and A/C companies. I chose one that maintains an A+ rating with the BBB, has earned certification as an authorized manufacturer’s contractor and backs their labor with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. They completed a manual J calculation to regularly size the oil furnace.