Of the many heating systems available, the oil heating system is a long-standing type. Like any other, it needs maintenance and will need repair at some point. Whether you need repairs to your heating oil heating systems in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC, or you are considering installing this system, call (828) 229-2727 today.
How Heating Oil Systems Work
Oil Heating systems work by distributing the heat via the vents, the floor, or steam from radiators. When your thermostat senses that the temperature is too low according to your thermostat setting, your oil burner will engage. The heating oil goes from the tank to the burner and becomes a mist. This then goes into the burner and is ignited.
How your oil heating system disperses heat depends upon your specific setup. You may have a water or steam-based system in place. If you have a hot water system, that hot water is circulated through your home via baseboards and radiators. If you have steam, that steam goes through radiator pipes. If your system is simply a warmer, a blower will send the warm air through the ducts. Any emissions exit your home via a flue pipe.
Choosing and Oil-Fueled Heating System
Oil heating systems have some advantages and disadvantages, like any other system. Oil equipment may provide more heat than other sources, but purchasing heating oil and having it delivered isn’t the preferred method for some homeowners. The systems can develop oil and soot buildup and must be cleaned thoroughly. Oil heating systems can cost less than standard fuel systems, but the oil itself may cost more than gas.
If you’re in the market for a new heating system, do some comparing and contrasting. Consider local oil and natural gas prices, as well as their costs over time; consumption will make a difference in how much you pay. The amount of maintenance you will have to do, how much it costs, and what you’re willing to do should be a factor, too. An HVAC professional can help you work through the decision process and determine not only if this system is good for you, but the best option for your home.
Call us at (828) 229-2727. We’ll help you maintain and repair your heating oil heating systems in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC, or help you decide if installing this system as your new heating source is best for your needs.