How Efficient Are Oil-fired Furnaces? | TF Complete

How Efficient Are Oil Furnaces?

Tom Fricker can increase the energy efficiency of your home’s heating system.

furnace service Middlesex county, ma What kind of energy source does your heating equipment use? Many homes in Medway, Wrentham, Medfield and other cities and towns we serve use oil-fired furnaces to stay cozy and warm when outdoor temperatures drop or a gusty nor’easter rolls into New England.

TF Complete Heating & Cooling has years of experience keeping Massachusetts families comfortable and safe. Whatever kind of home heating system you have — and however it’s powered — our expert team can help you stay warm for less.

Are furnaces efficient?

Many households in our service region use forced air heating and cooling. They depend on a furnace system with ductwork and vents to deliver heat. Furnaces use a burner powered by gas or oil to heat air in a heat exchanger. Then, a blower fan distributes this heated air to rooms in your house via ductwork.

When considering the efficiency of a furnace, you should start with its Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, or AFUE, percentage. This tells you how much of the fuel your furnace consumes goes to heating your home. Today’s oil furnaces generally have AFUEs between 84 and 90 percent. Nearly all the money you spend on fuel goes to your home comfort.

Of course, fuel efficiency ratings for equipment don’t tell the whole story. You also need to consider how much heat the fuel itself can generate.

Is heating oil efficient?

Heating oil has a significant benefit over other home energy sources: it generates a lot of heat. One gallon of heating oil can produce approximately 138,500 British thermal units (Btu). That’s a significant amount of warmth for your home. By comparison, you need roughly 134 cubic feet of natural gas or 41 kilowatt hours of electricity for that many Btu. *

Let us help you boost your home heating efficiency.

Oil furnaces are fantastic heating sources, and upgrading from an older, less efficient furnace to a newer model can do wonders for your home energy budget. If you want to explore your furnace replacement options, the Tom Fricker team is here to help you.

Furnace installations are incredibly complex, but we have it down to a science. Our technicians fabricate any necessary ductwork at our shop before showing up at your home. This speeds up the installation and minimizes the disruption to your daily life.

Not only do we install furnaces, but we also have ways to improve your heating efficiency. We can inspect and seal any ducts that may leak warm air and lower your fuel efficiency. As a comprehensive heating and cooling provider, we are heat pump experts. If you want to investigate whether a heat pump can improve your energy use and comfort, TF Complete Heating & Cooling is happy to guide you through the process.

Our team stands behind the HVAC work we do. We guarantee you will be Completely satisfied!

TF Complete Heating & Cooling is standing by to assist you. Reach out to us for a free, no-obligation estimate .

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