Written on: September 7, 2021
At some point, you will need to decide if you should spend money to repair your heating oil system or replace it with a more efficient and modern heating oil furnace or oil boiler. While there are many variables in making this decision, there are some key issues you need to consider. This should help you decide which direction to go. Here are four guidelines to consider.
When discussing your replacement options with your heating oil equipment expert, you’ll most likely learn about the importance of proper sizing.
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.
It’s always best to work with a full-service heating oil company, who 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.
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 Maine is reducing emissions even further. Read more about Bioheat fuel.
Don’t wait until your heating system fails on the coldest day this coming winter! Start doing your homework now by contacting your full-service heating oil company.