WHAT IS AN OIL FURNACE?
A furnace is a part of the heating system in which the combustion of fossil fuel and transfer of heat occurs. Furnaces can be fueled by natural gas or oil.
WHAT IT IS
An oil furnace is the heating component in some systems in colder weather climates, most commonly in the northeastern United States. It converts oil to heat. Another option is a gas furnace that uses natural gas as its fuel instead of oil. The main components to a furnace include burners and heat exchanger, blower and controls. Trane gas and oil furnaces are built to perform again and again, year after year. Beyond performance, we also provide options for energy-efficient operation.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OIL FURNACE AND A GAS FURNACE?
Because they burn different types of fuel, they have different levels of energy efficiency. Gas furnaces are typically more energy efficient with AFUE ratings between 89 and 98 percent, while oil furnaces range between 80 and 90 percent. You’ll also find differences between the cost of new gas and oil furnaces and the cost of fuel.