Last week, we looked at some of the benefits of utilizing an oil furnace in place of a traditional gas furnace. When it comes to heating in the Fredericksburg area, All Air Heating & Cooling Services has you covered. We offer a variety of services and products to meet your unique needs. In places where natural gas is not prevalent, the option of oil becomes very desirable. Today we’ll look at a couple more positives in the oil burning world.
A key factor in the oil furnace’s support is the overall safety of burning oil. Natural gas is an explosive material, meaning contact to flames can cause ignition. Oil, however, doesn’t ignite in its liquid form. This means that possibly exposing an ignition source to the liquid will result in that source being snuffed out. Additionally, oil’s properties make it safer. When something goes wrong in an oil furnace, the presence of smoke and soot make the problem very apparent. This can be very beneficial when you consider that gas furnaces have no such warning signs. Carbon monoxide leaks are a major health hazard that can affect anyone at any time. The CDC reports that the United States sees an average of 430 deaths per year resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning. Although the number pales in comparison to other causes of death in the country, we want to minimize the risks as much as possible!
Oil can be seen as a solid investment for those who do not live near sources of propane and natural gas. The increasing amount of biofuel options also lend to the optimism for oil furnaces. Stability can also be used to describe (again) the effectiveness of heating with oil. A higher heat delivery means you can comfortably cover the entire house with warmth. One thing to be concerned about, however, is the cost of oil. The price of oil depends on the global market, meaning that your supply can possibly double in cost based on world events. This instability needs to be taken into consideration when you’re thinking of installing an oil furnace or stocking up on supply for the one you already have.
Today’s advancements in technology means that you as the consumer have a number of options for heating your home. Winter is on the horizon, and having a reliable, efficient source of heat is very much mandatory. Searching for an HVAC contractor in Fredericksburg? Look no further! All Air is your expert source for HVAC installation and repair. Our trained technicians are ready to install and service your heating and cooling equipment. Contact us today to see how we can keep you warm for the winter season!