There are many different ways to heat your home during the cold months here in Kuna, ID. We at Ultimate Heating & Air are knowledgeable and have experience with all of them. Call us at any time to discuss the best one for your Kuna, ID home. Lately we've been fielding residential calls regarding oil-fired systems, or oil furnaces. An interesting fact about oil furnaces--of the 111 million households in the United States, approximately 8 million use heating oil as their main heating fuel.
- Warm air through vents
- Hot water through baseboards
- Steam through radiators
When a room in your home gets colder, falling below the temperature you've set on your thermostat, the thermostat signals your oil furnace to provide heat. This begins the process for your oil furnace. Your system pulls oil from the tank (where it's been delivered), sending it to the burner via a pump. There it becomes a fine mist mixed with air. This fuel/air mixture injects into the burner where it's ignited in the combustion chamber.
From there, depending on which one of the three types of systems from above you have, the system works differently to send the heat throughout your home. In the two types of water-based systems (hot water and steam), water is heated in either a cast iron or steel boiler before moving through your home. In the hot water system, radiators and baseboards disperse the heated circulated water. In a steam system, water condenses to steam and runs through the pipes to the radiators. In a warm air system, your furnace heats the air, and a blower forces the heated air though the ducts to the vents in your floors or walls. The furnace draws the air back through a return duct, repeating the cycle continuously. The fuel-and-air-combustion emissions exit the system by way of a flue pipe running out through your chimney.
With an oil furnace, oil must be delivered to your home. It's not dispensed through a pipe like a gas furnace. Ultimate Heating & Air can take care of that task for you. Call us, and we'd be happy to go over what's entailed in oil delivery. Some customers like to have their oil delivered right before the cold season hits to take advantage of lower oil costs. Others like to wait until they actually need to use their furnace before they have it delivered. Either way, we can set up a schedule that works best for your needs.
If you have an older oil furnace,
it may be time to upgrade.
We at Ultimate Heating & Air can help you with that as well. A newer, more efficient oil furnace can reduce oil consumption by up to 25 percent, making it a worthwhile investment to consider.