A Leading Furnace Company in Scranton & Wilkes-Barre
Oil furnaces are one of the oldest forms of what many would consider a modern heating technology. When first introduced, oil furnaces were a huge step forward in efficiency and convenience compared to dirty coal and wood burning furnaces. With the introduction of natural gas and electric furnaces that made further advances in efficiency, cost, and cleanliness it was thought that oil furnaces may be largely pushed out of the new furnace market. Instead, oil furnaces have continued to evolve and remain an efficient and environmentally friendly method of home heating today.
If you live in the Scranton, Pennsylvania area and need oil furnace installation, repair, or replacement, contact T.E. Spall & Son today for all your oil furnace service needs!
Why Choose T.E. Spall & Son for Oil Furnace Services?
At T.E. Spall & Son, we have been providing the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, PA areas with oil furnace replacement, installation, and repair services for almost 38 years. Since 1985, we have performed thousands of HVAC repairs in homes throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. Give us a call today to find out why Scranton area families have trusted T.E. Spall & Son for their HVAC repair needs for nearly four decades!
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How Do Oil Furnaces Work?
Forced air oil furnaces burn oil stored in a holding container as a fuel source to produce heat that is blown into your home with a fan. The oil in the holding container is fed into a combustion chamber where the fuel is then atomized and ignited with high-voltage electrodes. Once ignited, the exhaust goes to the exhaust chamber where it is moved into the home with a forced air fan.
What Are the Advantages of an Oil Furnace?
There are several advantages to installing an oil furnace to heat your home. Oil furnaces are known for their longevity, efficiency, safety, and cost. Together, these advantages make oil furnaces an excellent choice for heating your home.
Oil Furnace Lifespan
Oil furnaces have a long lifespan and generally need little maintenance other than routine changing of the filter. Oil furnaces typically come with a 10-year warranty, but this should not be taken as an indication that the unit will last only 10 years. It is not uncommon for an oil furnace system to last for 15 to 20 years or more with proper care and routine maintenance.
Oil Furnace Efficiency
Oil furnaces are one of the most efficient ways to generate heat for your home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, oil furnaces have an efficiency rating (known as the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, or AFUE) of 83 percent. This means 83 percent of the fuel’s energy is converted directly to heat.
Oil Furnace Safety
Unlike natural gas fired furnaces, oil furnaces do not produce carbon monoxide during combustion. The oil used in an oil furnace burns cleanly with very little smoke or soot residue and the exhaust is not released into the atmosphere. Additionally, furnace oil is not susceptible to explosion like natural gas if exposed to an open flame.
Oil Furnace Operation Cost
Although heating costs can vary by geographic area, heating oil is commonly an inexpensive way to heat your home. Some oil furnaces can even burn a blend of petroleum and bio oils that will further reduce the cost – and the impact on the environment.
Schedule a Free Oil Furnace Estimate for Your Home Today!
If you want all the benefits of an oil furnace for your home and you live in the Scranton or Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania areas, contact T.E. Spall & Son today. We can size, quote, and install an oil furnace for your home so your home stays comfortable during the cold winter season!