Oil Furnace Components and Routine Burner Maintenance
Familiarizing with the oil burner which powers up the whole appliance manufactured to use oil fuel source to create heat. The rest of the unit works just like any other forced air. Some of the most important components of the system include filters, electrodes, oil nozzles, air tubes, motor belts and switches among other parts and controls.
Burner assembly in oil fueled heater
You can open the oil furnace by removing the access panel which covers the burner blower. Oil burner assembly is attached to the blower unit. To access the fan, you need to remove the metal panel on one side of oil furnace. This panel is held in place by hooks or retaining bolts. Thus you need to slip the panel up, remove the bolts and lift the panel off. It is always a good idea to have a professionally trained heating technician to to any repairs or replacement of your oil heating system. Air filter is usually accessible in the slot near the oil heater for ease of replacement.
Oil Furnace Service and Repair
Most furnaces used in houses and businesses have switches and reset buttons which are located on the housing of the furnace. If the unit fails to start you can reset it, but this will not help if it’s broken. Professional service technician needs to troubleshoot all parts which play a crucial role in operating cycle. The switches and the reset buttons are identified with stampings and labels which are written in bold to make them visible to the user. Some of the labels include Disconnect, Switch, and Reset among others. Oil furnace have a control sensor. It is a safety device which is used to monitor the operations of the burner attached to the stack by retaining bolts.