After investing a considerable amount of money into a high-efficiency, state-of-the-art oil furnace, I assumed I could take my Winter time comfort for granted.
Other than increasing the air filter every once in a while, I totally neglected the gas furnace. Within a couple of years, I noticed the performance of the oil furnace had diminished considerably. I figured there was some defect in the unit. Although I’d chosen a well-known manufacturer, I was concerned that the oil furnace was inferior quality. I called a local Heating plus A/C contractor to take a look at the heater. When he accessed the inner laborings, he found a significant buildup of contaminants. He asked how long it had been since I’d had the oil furnace tested. After I admitted that I’d never tied up professional repair, he explained that dust plus other debris can wreak havoc with oil furnace operation. As pollutants accumulate on the several components, they restrict airflow through the system. The oil furnace then needs to run longer plus work harder to achieve the control unit setting. Plus, the dander, bacteria, mold spores plus harmful toxins can get spread into the breathing air plus cause concerns with indoor air conditions. He explained that moving parts of the motor require lubrication, wires need to be tested plus it’s super important to inspect the integrity of the heat exchanger. Once he completed a thorough cleaning, adjustment plus tuning of the oil furnace, it was back to running care about brand new. The contractor convinced myself and others to enroll in a repair proposal that includes repair for the heating proposal every fall. I need proof of this repair to fulfill the stipulations of the manufacturer’s warranty coverage.