There are so many heating system options that selecting one for your home can be confusing. However, if you are like most homeowners today, you’ll want a unit that is environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and requires little furnace maintenance. You can get these qualities and more by selecting an oil-burning system.
Why Is an Oil-Burning System Good for Warming Your Home?
Contrary to popular opinion, heating oil is not a fire hazard. To reach its 140-degree flash point, it has to leave the tank and be mixed with air to create a fine mist. This mixture is injected into the system’s combustion chamber where a spark ignites it to create hot air. Once the fire is out, the cad cell tells the system to shut off to prevent any unburned fuel from building up and becoming a fire hazard.
Heating oil is biodegradable, nontoxic, and contains no carcinogens. It is also one of the cleanest burning fuels available. Sulfur, which is used in heating compounds and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, has been reduced in heating oil to about half a percent. Also, with the aid of new heating systems, smoke discharge is at near-zero levels. With regular furnace maintenance, your system will produce a cleaner burn than natural gas or propane.
Heating oil generates 140,000 BTUs—a unit of measuring heat—per gallon versus natural gas, which creates 100,000 BTUs per gallon. Oil burns around 400 degrees hotter than natural gas, so it is able to heat a home quicker while requiring less fuel over time. Combined with a modern system and regular furnace maintenance, oil is one of the most efficient heating fuels available.
When you’re ready to upgrade the heating system in your home, contact the professionals at Arndt Heating and Cooling to find out how an oil furnace or water heater could benefit you. For over 16 years, this family-owned and -operated business has provided boiler, water heater, AC, and furnace maintenance, installation, and repair services to residents in Monroe County, NY. Call their office today at (585) 349-0781 or visit their website to schedule an appointment.