When my old electric oil furnace died on myself and others recently, it was for the fourth time this year.
Since it’s always freezing in my area, I do tend to put a lot of stress & demand on the electric oil furnace to keep myself and others warm.
I have portable space gas heating systems that I set up in each room, & use as needed when the oil furnace can’t seem to keep up! However, I will say that the a/c unit works far more effectively than the oil furnace does. I bring it up, because the a/c unit is twice the age of the electric oil furnace! There’s no reason for this fairly young piece of heating equipment to keep having dire issues! Finally, I contacted 1 of these local heating & a/c repair companies, & they dispatched a worker to my apartment after I explained what was happening, and when he arrived, the Heating & A/C repair worker introduced himself with a super professional tone. He was absolutely professional, but also had no issue talking with myself and others as he handled the repairs for the system. I had to admit, the guy had a way with people! Anyway, he worked away at the electric oil furnace for about twenty minutes. I watched as he opened up the oil furnace, & got into the firebox for the piece of equipment. As he looked around, he cleaned off the burners for the firebox, & suctioned out some dust & dirt using a small shop-vac he brought with him into my basement. Not even 10 minutes later, the two of us had the oil furnace up & running without issue! Both of us were elated to say the least.