Getting the Most Out of Your Oil Furnace

If you have an oil furnace you know it needs to be maintained regularly for best performance. Most maintenance on oil furnaces should be done by professionals, but anyone can learn how to do basic maintenance.

To get the most out of your money and to stay warm, you need a high efficiency oil furnace. If your furnace is old, you should definitely think about replacing it. An old furnace is costing you more money in heating costs while producing less heat. A new oil furnace can produce more heat for less money. It’s the same with all major appliances. Heating and cooling takes up the largest percentage of energy bills, so cutting down on heating costs is the best way to save money on your energy bills.

It may cost you a few thousand dollars to get a new oil furnace, but the price is worth it. You’re improving your home and you’ll notice lower heating bills. With time, the new furnace will pay for itself.

If you’re going to buy a new oil furnace, look for one with a high AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) percentage. The higher the AFUE, the more energy efficient it is. Today, more people are concerned with costs as the cost of everything seems to skyrocket. People are also concerned about the environment. Going green is not only good for the environment, it has also become very popular as the green movement takes momentum. An AFUE over 90% is excellent and means it’s highly efficient. You want the highest AFUE you can get.

Oil furnace prices will probably cost around $1,000-$3,000 depending on the kind you get and the AFUE percentage. If you need oil furnace parts for repair or maintenance you can go to your local hardware store or find any part you need online and have it shipped to your door.

With the cost of oil going up like everything else, more and more people are interested in the waste oil furnace, which burns waste oil which both saves the user a lot of money as well as helps the environment by recycling waste oil such as old cooking oil or motor oil.

Some people get old oil from restaurants for free and use that to heat their home. The savings from a waste oil furnace or boiler is amazing. Even though the price may seem prohibitive, you will recoup the cost. Large homes running on waste oil can save up to thousands of dollars a year. Homes in colder climates save the most money on their heating bills.