Oil furnaces burn fuel oil or kerosene to produce heat for many homes in the Asheville area. The oil for the system is stored on-site in a storage tank located either above ground or under ground.
The follow steps highlight the basics of how an oil system works:
- When the temperature inside your home drops below the setting on your thermostat, the thermostat sends a signal to the furnace telling it to turn on.
- Next, the fuel pump draws oil from the storage tank through a filter and pumps it to the burner.
- When the oil reaches the burner, it is converted into a fine mist by the nozzle and mixed with the surrounding air. This air/oil mixture is then ignited inside the combustion chamber producing a flame and the products of combustion are vented out the flue.
- The flame inside the combustion chamber heats up heat exchanger and the blower moves air across the heat exchanger where the air is heated then distributed through the duct system throughout your home.
- Air from the house is drawn back in through the return air ducts and sent to the furnace to be heated again. This process repeats until the temperature inside your home reaches the setting on your thermostat. At this point, the thermostat sends a signal to your furnace to stop the heating cycle.
If you are looking for a safe, clean, reliable, efficient and affordable home heating solution, an oil burning furnace may be just the ticket. If you live in the Asheville area and would like to learn more about the benefits of oil systems, contact us at Smoky Mountain Heating and Air.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about oil furnaces and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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