Heating Options

There are various types of oil heating systems for heating your home. Atlas Glen-mor’s trained professionals can help you select the system you need and understand how it works. Our technicians can install and service all types of oil heating systems.

Oil-fired systems distribute heat in one of three ways: warm air through vents, hot water through baseboards, or steam through radiators. Your thermostat senses when the temperature falls below your setting and sends a signal to your heating system. When your oil burner is engaged, heating oil travels from the tank to the burner by way of a pump where it becomes a fine mist mixed with air. The fuel/air mixture is then injected into the burner where it is ignited in the combustion chamber.

Hot-water based systems heat the water in either a cast iron or steel boiler. In a hot water system, the heated water is circulated through radiators or baseboards. In a steam system, the water turns to steam and rises through pipes to the radiators.

Warm air systems also known as forced air or forced warm systems use duct work to distribute heated air from a furnace or air handler. The use of air purifiers and humidifiers are often added to these systems to clean and/or humidify the returned air. A blower then sends the heated air up through the ducts and out of vents in your floors or walls. The air gets drawn back to the furnace through a return duct and the cycle repeats. Central air conditioning can be easily added to a warm air system.

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