FAQs

Is an electric furnace more efficient than an oil furnace?

Electric furnaces are generally more efficient in converting energy to heat than oil furnaces. Electric systems can achieve nearly 100% efficiency since all the electricity consumed is converted into heat. Oil furnaces, while efficient, may lose some energy in the combustion process. However, the overall efficiency depends on each system's specific models and maintenance. Contact us to discuss your specific situation, and we can determine the most suitable and cost-effective heating solution for your needs.

October 24, 2023||

Is an electric furnace cheaper than oil?

The cost comparison between an electric furnace and an oil furnace involves various factors, such as the local cost of electricity and oil, the efficiency of the systems, and the insulation of your home. Electric furnaces can sometimes be more cost-effective, especially with advancements in energy-efficient technologies.

October 24, 2023||

Is it worth switching from oil to electric heat?

Switching from oil to electric heat can be worth it for several reasons. Electric heating systems are often more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly and can result in long-term cost savings. Additionally, electric heating eliminates the need for on-site fuel storage, reducing the risk of leaks and environmental contamination associated with oil.

October 24, 2023||

Can you convert an oil furnace to an electric furnace?

Yes, converting from an oil furnace to an electric furnace is possible. This process involves removing your oil-fired furnace/boiler and replacing it with an electric furnace/boiler unit. In this application, the oil-fired furnace/boiler and oil tank are removed from the home and disposed of. The feasibility of the conversion depends on factors such as the electrical capacity of your home, the heating needs, and the existing infrastructure.

October 24, 2023||

Is replacing Kitec piping a big job?

Unfortunately, replacing Kitec piping is not a quick nor an inexpensive job. In most cases, walls, ceilings, and/or floors may require cutting to give access to the piping for replacement. New Pex piping and fittings need to be installed on all the heaters in the home. Given the issues that can develop with Kitec piping, the benefits can out way the costs for replacement.

March 14, 2023||
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