A Home's Oil Furnace The Series Windsor County Vermont Home Buyers Part 1

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A Home's Oil Furnace The Series Windsor County Vermont Home Buyers Part 1, This is the first part of a three part series about Oil Fired Furnace. A oil furnace in Vermont and New Hampshire, can be a Forced Air Furnace with a ductwork system or a Boiler that heats water to send through a piping system through out the home to heat it. This series mainly talking about a forced air system. I'll be covering other heating systems in other blog posts.

Forced Air Oil Furnace Ductwork Diagram

 

Home Diagram

  1. Upflow - in the basement with upward flow.
  2. Upflow - in a closer or utility room with upward flow.
  3. Horizontal - in attic with either side flow.
  4. Horizontal - in crawl space with either side flow.
  5. Downflow - on slab floor or crawl space with downward flow.

 

Oil Furnace and Oil Boiler

 

Just like the of the plumbing and electrical systems of the home, the furnace is a vital system to any given home. And it can be expensive to fix if it should break down for some reason. This is one of the reasons, you should want to have the home your looking at to buy. To have a thorough Inspection of the home.

 

A Home's Oil Furnace The Series Windsor County Vermont Home Buyers Part 1, in a forced air system, a central furnace uses Oil, Electric, or propane in Vermont and New Hampshire. In other parts of our Gand Country folks have Natural Gas Furnaces. All these furnaces heat the air, which is then forced through the ductwork of the home by a fan until it is blown out into the various rooms of the home. All these systems work very efficiently in that you can raise the temperature in your home when its cold, extremely quickly. They can raise the air temperature 40 degrees in less than an hour.

The main trouble with any forced air system, is that particles of dust are always being blown around, which means that its necessary to constantly change the filter of your furnace. Ones a month is recommended in the winter time. Also another down side to a forced air system, they are not very good at radiant heating. They quickly warm the air of a room but slowly warm the walls, furniture and floors. Thus, in very cold climates, while the air temperature may be a very pleasant 70 degrees, the walls could very will be a much cooler 50 degrees. As a result, as soon as the desired air temperature is reached and your furnace turns off, the walls will begin to cool the air, requiring the furnace to come back on again.

A Home's Oil Furnace The Series Windsor County Vermont Home Buyers Part 1, virtually all forced air furnaces operate on a thermostat. Your Home Inspector should turn the thermostat on and off several times, all the way to high, and then back to low. To be sure the furnace is working functioning properly.

Furnace Thermostat

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Rainmaker
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Pat Whitehouse
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Howdy Dale-With these wonderful posts we are all going to be expects on the different type of oil furnaces. Great job. :-)

August 24, 2009 11:58 PM
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Howdy there Cindy, Steven, Pat

Real glad to have each of you stop by to visit, and to read and wite a reply back to y'all. On one of the posts, here at my little ole Blogging Homestead, my friends

Cindy - Y'all also live in the land of Nature Gas also.

Steven - just as your geting good mileage out of your series.

Pat - I'm sure glad folks are enjoying reading this series about the Oil Furnace.

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August 25, 2009 08:02 PM
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Carl Winters

Dale I came back by to read some of your comments and saw where I had been here earlier was gone. I think it was the day I was having trouble and kept getting knocked out. I'll have to start all over with my comment. l What price range are we looking at to install one of these systems. I know over here in Texas they are offering some pretty good deals if you buy and Energy Star unit. We are all electric. I had a heat pump in my old unit but when we replaced it a few years back we did not go with a heat pump. We really don't get too much cold weather, if it does get cold it only last a couple days.

August 25, 2009 08:14 PM
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Charles Perkins
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Good information.  We have lots of oil furnaces in our area as well as underground oil storage tanks.  Look forward to reading the other parts to this series.

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