Furnaces & Boilers
Two ways to heat your home using today’s heating oil
Today’s high-efficiency boilers and furnaces offer a great opportunity to enhance your comfort and reduce your fuel bills. New systems heat your home using less energy than older equipment would. And you also have more choices: energy-efficient equipment can be installed with special controls so that you use only as much fuel as is needed to heat your home or a specific part of your home.
If you have a hot water (hydronic) system, water circulates around your boiler’s combustion chamber. A circulator pumps the hot water through pipes to heat baseboards or radiators. Eventually, the water returns to the unit to begin the cycle again.
Steam boiler systems work similarly, except that they generate steam, which rises up to radiators. A low-water cutoff shuts down the boiler if water levels drop too low, preventing damage.
Boilers can also supply your home’s hot water
With a boiler, you can cut your water heating costs and have as much hot water as you want by installing an indirect-fired oil water heater.
An indirect-fired water heater uses the water heated by your boiler to heat the water in your water heater’s storage tank. An indirect-fired water heater heats water super-fast and saves you money!
An oil furnace airs it out
The word “furnace” has become a generic term for heating systems. In reality, a furnace is the heating unit in a warm air system (sometimes called a forced-air system). After air is heated in the furnace, a blower forces it into a series of ducts and it is released through vents or registers on floors, walls or ceilings.
The ductwork that runs from your furnace can also keep you cool in summer when joined to a central air conditioning system. And you can improve comfort by adding a whole-house humidifier, and improve the air quality in your home by adding a whole-house air cleaner.
Whether it’s a high-efficiency boiler or furnace that you need, your local heating oil company can work with you to design a new heating system that fits your New Jersey home and your budget.