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Oil Furnace Repair and Troubleshooting

During cold seasons, people need to keep occupied places warm. Moreover, we all need to have a system which is reliable and efficient. Some areas of Philadelphia and suburbs do not have gas service connected to get heating by  using conventional gas furnace or boiler. This has led to the development of forced air furnaces with oil fired  burners. Pressure oil burners are popular in many parts of the nation for space heating and water heating needs. They are called pressure burners as they depend on oil which is sprayed into the combustion system under very high pressure. The oil is pressurized using a blower. Afterward, an electric spark is used to ignite the pressurized oil in the system. This is how oil furnace operates.

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Emergency Maintenance Company (EMCO Tech) service technician replacing shorted blower fan motor, and blower housing assembly on the forced air oil fueled furnace.

Components of Oil Furnace

Familiarizing with the burner of oil furnace is a complex system which is made up of the various parts. 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. You can open the oil furnace by removing the access panel which covers the burner blower. This is achieved by removing the various screws which hold the rim of the housing. To access the blower, 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 repairs

Most furnaces which are used in houses and businesses have switches and reset buttons which are located on the housing of the furnace. Professional service technician needs to take care of these parts since they play a crucial role while you are operating your system. 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. It is positioned in the stack where it held by retaining bolts. If you notice any signs of you unit backfiring while in operation, immediately turn it off from disconnect switch and call service company to have it inspected. Emergency Maintenance Company has technicians and managers with years of experience and excessive training on oil fired furnace. We are able to find the most complex problems with your heater or perform full replacement of outdated system. EMCO Heating & Cooling offers complete project starting from design of air ducts to installation of oil heating systems.

Maintaining your oil furnace

Regular maintenance of your system increases its lifespan and other costs associated with the repair of the system. You need to observe the following practices while using your system: Regularly check the smoke of the chimney. If you notice that the smoke is back, this is a clear indication that the furnace is not burning the oil as required. As a result, there is a lot of oil wastage. You need to call a professional as soon as possible. Always ensure that the blower and heat exchanger are prior to heating season.

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Inspect your oil furnace regularly throughout heating season. Ensure that stack control is always free from soot dung the entire heating season. All the moving parts of the system need to be lubricated during the entire heating season. At the beginning of the heating season, you need to replace or clean air filter and check  the thermostat settings.

EMCO Tech Heating & Cooling offers annual tune-up and routine preventive maintenance services.

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Oil Furnace Annual Tune-Up

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HVAC Repair and Installation Services are offered to all of our  residential and commercial customers. You can always count on EMCO Tech Heating & Cooling formerly Emergency Maintenance Company technicians to get to you fast, diagnose, and offer cost effective repair or replacement solutions. We constantly train our field and office personal to deliver superior results and 100% satisfaction by use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to find the source of your heating and air conditioning problems and fix them fast.