Common Home Heating Problems

Heating problems can be caused by animal hair.

In an effort to save energy, many people have added insulation in their home and followed other energy-saving strategies. In some cases, these changes can seal up a home so tightly that they prevent heating systems from having enough air to operate efficiently.

Poor airflow can also be caused by these conditions:

  • A fireplace or exhaust fan may be operating at the same time as the burner. This can result in a smoky odor because a back draft is pulling flue gases through the exhaust system and into the home.
  • A clothes dryer, workshop or a pet’s living quarters may be near the oil burner. Lint, sawdust or animal hair can all be drawn into the air openings of the burner and clog it.

Today’s oil heat boilers and furnaces are super-efficient and can save you hundreds of dollars on your annual fuel bills! Call Heather Naretto at 1-800-235-9054, ext. 1202, for expert advice on improving energy efficiency in your home.