Need advice on a new oil furnace
November 8, 2006 10:53 AM Subscribe
My husband and I are in the market for a new oil furnace. Help us make sure we get the right one.
posted by SheIsMighty to home & garden (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We've never had to buy a furnace before. We've lived in our current house for 6 months and the furnace is working OK right now, but two different furnace guys who looked at it during inspection tell us that it's on its last legs. Since it's not totally dead yet, we've got a little time to do some good researching.
It's an oil furnace and we have hot water radiators throughout the house. Currently the entire house (except for a small addition the previous owners built) is on one thermostat. The addition has its own thermostat. Should we get more thermostats? One for upstairs, one for downstairs?
Also, our hot water is now heated somehow in the furnace. We don't have a hot water tank (that I can see). It's actually quite a mystery to me where our hot water comes from. Should we keep this type of system for our new furnace? Or should we get a normal hot water tank?
Are there any other options for furnaces we should ask about? My research on this is just beginning, but I wanted input from the hive mind to help me focus my research.