Oil Furnace Problems: Where to Get Help


Oil furnace questions are bound to arise if you are purchasing your first home or simply moving into a home with an oil-burning furnace for the first time. Furnace help can seem confusing or hard to find. If you experience problems with an oil furnace there are a few things that you need to know. If the furnace won’t start, for instance, find the reset button, hit it and wait for sixty seconds to see if the furnace starts and stays lit.

It is not recommended that you try this method more than twice, however, as the button supplies more fuel to the burner and an excess of fuel, when finally lit, can be dangerous. If the furnace lights initially but does not stay lit, call a licensed furnace repair professional.

Boiler furnace problems can occur with any boiler system. In order to heat the water for the boiler system, the furnace needs to be running at maximum efficiency. Fuel oil boilers are higher maintenance than their gas burning counterparts and will require regular attention to the blower and the fuel filter. It is important that you always maintain a certain level of fuel oil in the tank to avoid the settled material from the bottom of the oil tank running through your filter. This is one of the easiest ways to clog your fuel filter and affect the performance of the boiler furnace.

An oil furnace is a great way to heat your house or boiler system. In general, although they have a unique set of maintenance requirements, they tend to be very reliable over the long term. If you have any questions or concerns about your oil furnace, contact a professional immediately.