Furnace

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||

What is the difference between a furnace and a boiler?

Furnaces distribute heated air through a house using ducts, while boilers heat water and distribute it through baseboard radiators or in-floor heating. It is quite common for homeowners to refer to their oil-fired or electric hot water unit as a furnace. We get it and understand what you mean when you call it a furnace!

November 30, 2022||

Why should I pay to maintain my furnace?

An annual inspection, cleaning, and, maintenance of your heating boiler/furnace, will ensure the system is working to its potential. This can also help to reduce unexpected breakdowns during the heating season. Regular maintenance will also help the longevity of the boiler/furnace and distribution system. Furnace/Boiler manufacturers do recommend annual inspections and regular maintenance by a technician. In addition, their manufacturer warranty terms are very clear about damage caused by lack of maintenance. Annual inspections can also find small problems that can be rectified before they turn into major issues. Get a Maintenance Quote

November 25, 2022|, |

Is converting from an oil to electric furnace expensive?

The cost of converting from an oil to electric furnace can be different for every home, however, the best way to determine a more accurate price would be to consult one of the professionals at Cooper’s, for an estimate. There are several advantages to switching over from an oil-fired system to an electric one. Government rebates may also be available to help alleviate some of the costs when switching.

November 25, 2022|, |
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