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McAllister Heating in Somers Point, NJ - Oil Furnaces

Providing Reliable Oil Furnace Installation, Maintenance, & Repairs for Homeowners in Somers Point and Nearby Areas

During the winter between 2020 and 2021, over 5.3 million households in the United States relied on oil to heat their homes, showing that oil furnaces are a great option for many in the country. Additionally, about 82% of the households using oil during that time were located in the Northeast region of the U.S.

Oil is usually a trusted option in areas where natural gas service is not 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.

Choosing Your Oil Furnace

There are a number of different types and models of oil furnaces, all with slight variations in operation, but they do 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 transport when triggered by the indoor thermostat.

A fuel pump sends the oil through the pipe and a filter before it arrives at the combustion chamber. There, it combines with air and is atomized into a fine mist, injected into the burner, and ignited, producing heat.

Oil Furnace Installation & Replacement

The company you choose to install a new oil furnace is just as important as the purchase itself. At McAllister, our NATE-certified technicians offer experience and reliability, and will complete your oil furnace installation safely and efficiently, with minimal disruption to your home.

There are any number of reasons to replace your current heating system, but you may need a new oil furnace if any of the following are true:

  • Your current system will cost more to repair than it is 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 old oil furnace is a choice you will not regret. McAllister understands the importance of keeping your home safe and warm throughout the often harsh South Jersey winters, and our HVAC contractors will help you to find the perfect replacement furnace for your needs.

Oil Furnace Maintenance

Regular cleaning and preventative maintenance are the keys to keeping your oil furnace in great working condition. Regular oil furnace tune-ups serve a number of purposes, including:

  • Increased longevity of your heating equipment
  • Identifies minor concerns before they become large, costly issues
  • Ensures the safe, efficient operation of your oil furnace

Oil Furnace Repair in NJ

While most repairs can be avoided with routine maintenance, you may encounter issues with your furnace from time to time. McAllister provides 24/7 emergency service for oil furnaces throughout South Jersey.

When unfortunate circumstances arise, things can get stressful pretty quickly. McAllister understands your need for fast, effective solutions, and our heating repair services are geared to meet that need so you and your family can stay safe and comfortable all winter long.

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 decision 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, the system burns cleanly, and any residual soot that is produced 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 are in control of who delivers your heating oil, when, and in what quantity.

Oil Furnaces – McAllister Heating and Cooling Systems in Somers Point, NJ

When you choose McAllister, you are making the smartest decision for your HVAC system, whether you are in need of a furnace replacement, or heating repair in Somers Point, NJ. Our skilled and experienced heating professionals are always here to address any issues or questions you have about your oil furnace system.

Seeking the most reliable oil furnace installation, maintenance, and repair services in Somers Point? Count on the team at McAllister and contact us online, or call us today at (800) 757-4122

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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— if you drop a match into heating oil, 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 fewer 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 minimal risk of damage or the need for repairs. This goes double for furnaces which rely on any form of combustion, which of course includes 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 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 in your home, you may be able to gauge 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 previous heating oils –and changes in 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 is delivered from a refillable storage tank instead of a pipeline like gas, or wires like electricity. However, a well-insulated home with frugal heating habits may use a remarkably low amount of oil in a year.

 

Most Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SEER rating?

The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is how the efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment is measured. The SEER is the amount of cooling your system will deliver per dollar spent on electricity, as compared to other systems. For example, a 3-ton unit may have a SEER efficiency rating of 13, 14, or 15. The higher the SEER the more efficient the system will be. The SEER rating of any given unit can range anywhere from 13 to 21.

Each split system cooling unit has a nominal SEER rating. This rating can be increased with the upgrade of the same series indoor unit. The SEER rating of a system is derived based on the combination of equipment installed in the home. The outdoor equipment (heat pump or air conditioner), as well as the indoor equipment (evaporator coil and furnace, or air handler), play a vital role in the total rating.

Your heating and cooling systems work incredibly hard to perform their functions for your home everyday. The constant stopping, starting and continual operation can wear down any machine if the proper care and maintenance is delayed. However, by performing regular maintenance, you can maximize the lifecycle of your heating or cooling unit and guard against many common equipment failures. Preventive maintenance inspections performed on a regular basis can uncover leaks, rust, rot, soot, frayed wires and corroded electrical contacts that the naked eye may not notice. You should have maintenance done on your system regularly to ensure maximum efficiency and allow prevent possible problems that may occur in the near future.

To keep your equipment running efficiently and maximize the useful life of your system all equipment needs to have an annual tune-up. At least once a year heat pumps and air conditioners require a professional tune-up. Inspections on boiler and furnace systems should include ductwork, pipes, dampers, valves, the chimney, registers, radiators, pumps, blowers, fuel lines, the gas meter, oil tank and every part of the actual furnace and boiler. Meanwhile, heat pump and air conditioning unit inspections should also include inspections of the fan, compressor, indoor coils, outdoor coils, line kits and refrigerant lines.

As your local Carrier dealer, McAllister… The Service Co. is your troubleshooting expert, and is glad to help you. In addition, Carrier also provides a network of troubleshooting technicians at Carrier Distribution centers across the country which McAllister… The Service Co. will utilize to solve your concern. Should we encounter a situation that requires additional factory help, we will contact our factory supported Service Manager(s) for assistance.

Since they are electronic, programmable thermostats are more accurate and efficient than thermostats that contain mercury. With programmable thermostats you can control the temperature in your home at different times of day without ever touching your thermostat. Because everything is automatic, you will never forget to change the setting on your own. A WiFi enabled thermostat allows you to monitor and adjust your home’s heating and cooling system remotely, helping you reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Standard filters work to keep your system and its ductwork clean, but they don’t really improve indoor air quality. To do that you need a media filter. The media filter rests between the main return duct and the blower cabinet and will improve dust and particle removal by seven times that of a standard filter. However, upgrading to a pleated media filter will remove everything from insecticide dust to airborne viruses from the filtered air. Always choose a filter that matches your blower’s capacity. For optimum efficiency and filtration, McAllister… The Service Co. recommends that you replace your disposable filters at least once a month. If you have washable filters, they should be cleaned once a month.

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McAllister...The Service Company
30 Mays Landing Rd.
Somers Point, NJ 08244

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