Offering Reliable Oil Furnace Installation, Maintenance & Repair for Homeowners in Somers Point, NJ
Over 28 million Americans rely on oil to heat their homes, making an oil furnace a popular choice, and a great one for those in areas where natural gas service isn’t readily available, or the cost of heating oil is comparable to gas. With over 150 years of experience keeping South Jersey homeowners warm throughout the winter months, McAllister is a trusted name in oil furnace repair, maintenance, replacement, and installation.
For oil furnace installation, repair, or maintenance in the South Jersey area, give McAllister a call at 609-927-4122, or contact us online.
Choosing Your Oil Furnace
There are a number of different types and models of oil furnaces, with slight variations in operation, but all follow the same basic principles. Heating oil is stored in a tank outdoors, and connected to the furnace by a long pipe, to allow for easy transportation when called for by the indoor thermostat.
A fuel pump sends the oil through the pipe and then a filter before it arrives at the combustion chamber. There it is mixed with air and atomized into a fine mist, injected into the burner, and ignited, producing heat.
Oil Furnace Installation & Replacement
Who you choose to install your new oil furnace is just as important as the purchase itself. At McAllister, we have NATE-certified, experienced technicians on staff, to complete your oil furnace installation safely and efficiently, with minimal disruption to your home or family. There are any number of reasons to replace your current heating system, with a new oil furnace:
- Your current system will cost more to repair than its worth
- Your current system is unable to sufficiently heat your home
- Your current system is old and/or inefficient
Regardless of the reason behind your decision, replacing your oil furnace is a choice you won’t regret. McAllister understands the importance of keeping your home safe and warm throughout the often harsh South Jersey winters, and we’ll help you to find the perfect replacement to achieve your goals.
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Oil Furnace Maintenance
Regular cleaning and maintenance are the key to the longevity of your oil furnace. A routine oil furnace tune-up serves a number of important purposes:
- Increased longevity of your heating equipment
- Identifies minor concerns before they become larger issues
- Ensures the safe, efficient operation of your oil furnace
Oil Furnace Repair
While most repairs can be avoided with routine maintenance, you may encounter issues from time to time. McAllister provides 24/7 emergency service for oil furnaces throughout South Jersey, including Somers Point, to keep your family safe and comfortable, all winter long. When unfortunate circumstances rob you of the comfort you’re accustomed to, things can get stressful pretty fast. McAllister understands your need for fast, effective solutions, and our heating repair services are geared toward meeting that need!
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During the cold Somers Point winters, you depend on your oil furnace and boiler to provide consistent indoor warmth. When problems develop, you want them resolved quickly and safely the first time. At McAllister, we feel the same way. That’s why everything we do is backed by a full satisfaction guarantee. When we do a job, you can be sure we’ll do it right. We understand how important it is to have a dependable team of expert technicians that provide consistent, yet superior service. When you choose our team, you can rest assured knowing you have an experienced crew fulfilling your fuel needs in South Jersey.
The Benefits of an Oil Furnace
With so many heating options to choose from, it pays to do your homework to ensure you make the best choice for your home and family. Here are a number of great reasons to select an oil furnace:
- Safety. Unlike natural gas, heating oil is non-explosive, only igniting at temperatures above 140 degrees.
- Clean burning. A new oil furnace is environmentally friendly, with almost zero emissions. With proper maintenance techniques, the system burns cleanly, and any residual soot that is produce is likely to remain within the tank itself.
- Long life span. An oil furnace can last 30 years or more with routine scheduled maintenance from McAllister.
- Greater choice and control. Unlike with natural gas, you’re in control of who delivers your heating oil, when, and in what quantity.
Oil Furnace Services in South Jersey
When you choose McAllister, you’re making the smartest decision for your system. Our technicians are skilled and experienced heating professionals who can efficiently install a new oil furnace system or repair your existing one. We’ll identify the issue, fix it, and you can get on with your life. If you need emergency service, no worries—our heating and cooling repair specialists are on call all day, every day, even holidays.
Seeking the most reliable oil furnace installation, maintenance, and repair services in Somers Point? Count on the team at McAllister! Contact us online any time, or reach us over the phone at 609-927-4122.
Oil Furnace FAQs
Is oil or natural gas safer for a furnace?
Heating oil is significantly safer than natural gas for a few reasons. One, you have a limited amount of oil in your home at any one time, versus the flow of natural gas through a pipeline. Two, heating oil doesn’t combust under normal circumstances—drop a match into heating oil and it will not ignite. Don’t try the same with natural gas! Thirdly, modern heating oil and oil furnaces are designed to burn as cleanly as possible, which means minimal unpleasant emissions lowering your air quality.
Will my oil furnace need maintenance?
Any furnace is going to need regular home maintenance and annual professional maintenance to perform at peak efficiency, with minimum risk of damage or the need for repairs. This goes double for furnaces which rely on any form of combustion, which of course includes heating oil furnaces. For specifics, you should check the manufacturer’s handbook for your furnace and speak with our team about professional tune-ups.
How much oil will I need in a year?
It depends! Some systems may utilize heating oil with better efficiency, your home may be better or worse insulated than other homes, the weather may be particularly cold or warm this year, etc. Most furnaces burn between 1 and 2 gallons per hour, so if you know how many hours your furnace runs to maintain comfortable temperatures for your home now, you may be able to get a rough estimate.
Is oil heat clean energy?
Modern heating oil is far cleaner and greener than the heating oil of decades past, with a significant reduction in the sulfur content–a primary source of pollution from heating oil in decades past–and how it is utilized in modern heating systems. As such, heating oil today produces no residue and fewer emissions than natural gas. By any standard, it’s one of the cleanest heating solutions available for a modern home.
Can I run out of heating oil?
It is possible to run out of heating oil, as it’s delivered from a refillable storage tank instead of a pipeline like gas or wires like electricity. However, it’s easy to set up automatic oil delivery based on your usage habits to top you off as necessary, and a well-insulated home with frugal heating habits may use a remarkably low amount of oil in a year.