how to choose an oil furnace????


Old 09-23-08, 07:51 PM
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how to choose an oil furnace????

I don't know ANYthing about choosing an oil furnace , currently I have one it was here when I bought the house, yet it leaking, and other things... it needs to be be changed

this is what I know... it was a weil mc lain, my house is about 3000 sf, it has 3 floor, each floor has its own zone , yet its not activated so it all works as one..

what do all those things mean when buying a oil furnace???
how do i calculate

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Old 09-24-08, 06:58 PM
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You have an oil fired boiler. Boiler is the right name for hot water heat system.

Furnace is a forced air system.

If you need a new boiler, I'd call a few plumber to get an est. on the job. They should be able to come up with the correct size boiler.

Do you have gas in the home?
Old 09-24-08, 08:04 PM
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GPH: Gallons Per Hour. The amount of fuel the boiler would burn if firing constantly.

BTUH: British Thermal Units per Hour. Ihe amount of heat the boiler can produce or the amount of heat your home looses per hour.

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