The oil furnace installed in our beach house is well over twenty years old.
Although I’ve taken absolutely wonderful care of it, the furnace needs to be replaced.
When the device was brand new, it only managed an 72% AFUE rating. It’s no longer operating at its best & falls way short of new efficiency standards. There are now gas oil heating systems on the market that achieve 98% AFUEâ€¦ My oil furnace is a single-stage unit, meaning it is only capable of running at 1 speed. The system blasts sizzling air at maximum capacity until it reaches the setting of the control unit. It then shuts completely off. This repetitive on-and-off cycling creates absolutely unpleasant variations in temperature. Modern heating systems feature variable speed compressors, allowing the equipment to automatically adjust capacity somewhere between forty & 100 percent. The gas furnace provides only the exact amount of heating necessary to answer demand. This results in a more even temperature from floor to ceiling & room to room, while also minimizing stress on components. Plus, advanced technology offers superior safety features, lower sound levels & better air filtration. These sophisticated heating systems allow for zone control. Instead of heating the entire apartment to 1 temperature, I could customize comfort in each room. I’d no longer need to maintain empty rooms to the perfect temperature. I could resolve the problem of those rooms that always tend to suppose overheated or frigid! By upgrading to a smart control unit, I’d have the ability to change settings & monitor operation from our smartphone. I’ve been reluctant to go ahead with replacing the oil furnace because these new alternatives are severely luxurious.