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How To Troubleshoot Your Oil Furnace

 

During cold seasons, people need to warm their houses. Moreover, people need to have a system which heats their water. This has led to the development of oil fired burners. Pressure burners are popular in many parts of the nation. 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.

Familiarizing with the burner 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. 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. If you want to access the blower and the filter, you need to remove the metal panel on one side of the 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 worth noting that most the furnaces which are used in our houses have switches and reset buttons which are located on the housing of the furnace. You need 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. Furnaces 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.

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 you clean the blower at the beginning of the heating season. This should continue throughout the 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 clean the thermostat.

Oil Furnace Troubleshooting Guide

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