Oil furnaces are a traditional choice for home heating in New Jersey as well as other parts of the northeastern United States. Such furnaces use fuel oil that is delivered at the beginning of heating season and stored in a tank. Many New Jersey homeowners are opting to switch from an oil furnace to a natural gas-powered unit when it comes time to replacement their heating system.
Such a switch comes with several challenges to consider. Because U.S. suppliers of natural gas have begun diversifying their customer base from domestic residential homes to power plans and overseas markets, prices fluctuate. Natural gas exports reached record levels and high demand and consumption have caused a steady rise in the cost and supply concerns.
We often hear that natural gas is safer than heating oil. Truthfully, however, heating oil technology has come a long way. While it’s true that there is little particulate matter released into the environment when the gas is burned, there is a good deal to be concerned about with how it is drilled.
Hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” is the process of removing natural gas from the earth by the use of pressurized, chemically treated water to break apart the rock that contains natural gas under the earth’s surface.
Environmental concerns include the potential contamination of groundwater, risks to air quality, and the health problems associated with these concerns, such as cancer. There have been many documented cases of suspected contamination of groundwater.
It has been about three years since all oil heat companies in the Garden State have been exclusively delivering heating oil with an ultra-low sulfur content. The changeover to ultra-low-sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) has resulted in a reduction in emissions of over 70%, compared with the emissions produced by traditional heating fuel and producing near-zero particulate emissions.
Much of the heating oil in New Jersey also includes Bioheat, a blend of ULSHO and renewable materials like vegetable oils. Because Bioheat integrates seamlessly with all heating oil systems, no changes to oil heating systems are necessary.
ULSHO opens the door for the introduction of super-efficient heating systems and the drastic reduction of sulfur means that there will be far fewer system issues, which will lead to lower maintenance costs for New Jersey oil heat consumers.
Upgrading to a new high-efficiency oil boiler or furnace can save as much as 40% on your heating oil bills. If your heating system is 25 years old or older, chances are you’re paying much more than you should in order to heat your home. Replacing your oil system instead of repairing or simply upgrading it can cost anywhere from $6,000 – $16,000.
Once you’ve upgraded or repaired your oil heating system, you will also have virtually eliminated the need for the expensive repairs and the escalating maintenance costs associated with an aging system.
No more strange noises in the night. No more suddenly losing your heat because another worn-out part gave out. You will also be reducing your risk of having to deal with frozen pipes, and the ensuing water damage, caused by your old system failing while you were away for the weekend.
If you would like to stick with the proven reliability of an oil furnace — we offer a large selection of new energy efficient oil furnaces from industry leading manufacturers.
Contact Woolley Home Solutions Co. today for a no-obligation oil furnace upgrade or repair estimate! Call us at 973-821-4334 or fill out a contact form to get started!
There are many reasons you might want to consider upgrading your existing oil furnace. Of course, if your furnace has stopped heating your living space adequately, that’s an easy decision. Other reasons to replace your furnace include opting for a more fuel efficient model. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that replacing a furnace with a 80 percent efficiency rating (as was common 10 years ago) with a new, more energy-efficient model can save you up to 20 percent on your home heating bills. Plus, you may qualify for up to $500 in federal home energy tax credits.
Woolley Home Solutions has been locally owned and managed since 1924. We’re part of the northern New Jersey community, not a national franchise. We also have years of experience in working with fuel oil and furnaces of all kinds. If you’re considering replacing your oil furnace with a new model or switching to a natural gas furnace, give us a call at 973-821-4334 or fill out a contact form to schedule an appointment.
Woolley Home Solutions Co. provides oil furnace replacement services throughout the northern New Jersey area, including (but not limited to):
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|07939 – Lyons, NJ||07033 – Kenilworth, NJ||07081 – Springfield, NJ|
|07921 – Bedminster, NJ||07938 – Liberty Corner, NJ||07980 – Stirling, NJ|
|07922 – Berkeley Heights, NJ||07940 – Madison, NJ||07901 – Summit, NJ|
|07924 – Bernardsville, NJ||07040 – Maplewood, NJ||07999 – Whippany, NJ|
|08807 – Bridgewater, NJ||07041 – Millburn, NJ||07083 – Union, NJ|
|07928 – Chatham Township, NJ||07946 – Millington, NJ||07059 – Warren, NJ|
|07930 – Chester, NJ||07092 – Mountainside, NJ||07060 – Plainfield, NJ|
|07016 – Cranford NJ||07974 – New Providence NJ|
|07931 – Far Hills, NJ||07976 – New Vernon, NJ|
|07933 – Gillette, NJ||07078 – Short Hills, NJ|
"While a number of fleets in New Jersey, including the Department of Transportation, have used biodiesel blends for many years, this pump opening marks the first time biodiesel will be sold directly to consumers in the state. We commend Woolley...Joe Jobe CEO (National Biodiesel Board)