As I mentioned a couple of days ago we had to fill the fuel tank. When I talked to my dad he said that we might need to get the filters and the injection nozzle changed. Our contractor recommended a company that they had been working with for years, that they might know what can be done.
No sooner said than done - I scheduled a tune up for our furnace - which by the look of it, is from the 70s.
I did a bit of research and found some info in one of my favorite magazines Mother Earth News. So If you are a first time home owner like we are and your home has a oil burning furnace - this is a list of what is recommended to do once a year for your furnace:
- combustion chamber cleaned thoroughly or replaced
- heat exchanger cleaned
- oil-pump pressure checked and regulated, if needed
- oil filter replaced
- all operating and safety controls checked
- pump and blower motors checked and oiled
- barometric draft regulator checked, adjusted, or replaced, depending on its condition
- burner fan, motor, electrodes and transformer cleaned and lubricated
- oil pump bled (if necessary)
- nozzle replaced (you should do this every year)
- leaks into the unit sealed
- potential of "baffling" installation assessed (important in older units)
- final combustion tests completed; tag attached to the heating system which shows the final combustion efficiency.
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