Replacing Your Oil Heat System
What To Expect
A new, high-efficiency heating oil system offers far greater levels of comfort than those of just a decade ago. But let’s face it, with literally hundreds of products on the market today, the process of selecting a new heating system can be quite confusing to the average homeowner.
If you’re fortunate to have a full-service heating oil company to depend on, however, you’re on the right path. A full-service company has highly trained personnel with the knowledge and equipment expertise to guide you to the ideal solution, one that, no matter which system you buy, will bring lower heating bills and greater comfort.
Plus, your heating oil company wants to make sure that you make the right choice and are happy with your decision; after all, your new oil furnace or oil boiler will impact your home’s comfort and your energy usage for many years.
Choosing The Right Heating Equipment
When discussing your replacement options with your heating oil equipment expert, you’ll most likely learn about the importance of proper sizing.
- Sizing refers to the heating system’s Btu rating. If your equipment contractor installs something too powerful (oversized), it will give you more heat than you need, wasting energy and money.
- But if the system doesn’t have enough power (undersized), your home will not feel comfortable, and you will spend more on fuel because the oil boiler or oil furnace will keep switching on and off throughout the day.
- To determine how much power your home’s heating system needs, an experienced heating oil service installer will do tests that show how much heat your home loses in the winter.
A Proper Installation Holds The Key To Performance
Once the right system is selected, your heating oil service expert will install it the right way. This requires skilled technicians with specialized training. The bottom line: installing a new heating system will increase energy efficiency and save you money, as long as the boiler or furnace is sized and installed correctly.
Only a full-service heating oil dealer can escort you through the process that results in an ideal home comfort solution. That’s because everyone on staff—from the equipment service manager to the technicians to the installation team—is a certified expert.
New Heating Oil System Benefits
You can expect to reduce your annual fuel expenses by 20% or more—depending on the age and efficiency of your current system—not to mention virtually eliminating high repair bills with a replacement system.
A new heating oil system is also a green choice. Emissions from an old system can be significantly reduced by upgrading to a high-efficiency heating oil system. Today’s heating oil systems are efficient and their emissions are negligible. Advances include systems with reduced fuel-firing rates. Plus, today’s wide use of Bioheat® fuel in New Jersey is reducing emissions even further. Read more about energy and the environment.
Don’t wait until your heating system fails on the coldest day next winter! Start doing your homework now by contacting your full-service heating oil company today. Be sure to ask about current rebates in New Jersey that could save you a lot of money on your purchase.