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Energy Efficient Oil furnaces

Furnaces and boilers are the two primary means of heating most homes.  Furnaces heat the air and distribute it through the home via air ducts and vents.  Boilers heat hot water or steam and distribute it through the home in pipes and radiators.  In looking at energy efficiency of both systems the metric that is used is called the Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) number. 

Furnaces are evaluated as part of the Federal Energy Star program.  In order to qualify an Energy Star oil  furnaces must have annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratings of 83% or higher, making them up to 15% more efficient than standard models. In some cases the Energy Star compliant furnace may be more expensive than some other models but they are likely to more cost effective in the long run. 

We feel it is important to note that oil furnaces, and for that matter natural gas and coal furnaces are carbon-based fuel sources that contribute significantly to global warming. Following the 2010 fuel oil spill in the gulf many of the consumers we have talked to would like to eliminate any dependencies on oil including fuel oil. If you are at a point where you need to replace your furnace we strongly recommend that you consider switching to other heating sources such as wood pellet stoves or a geothermal heat pump. That being said, if you can't afford those alternatives then we do suggest that you try to get the most efficient furnace you possibly can.

When selecting a new furnace or replacing your old furnace it is important to be sure you get one which has the right capacity for your home.  Don't just assume that the furnace capacity you currently have is correct.  Historically many homes have been equipped with oversized furnaces because at the time heating fuel such as natural gas, heating oil or electricity were incredibly cheap.  That is no longer the case so you should always have a professional contractor do an analysis to determine your actual requirements.

Sizing your furnace is not just a function of the square footage in your home.  The contractor will also need to take into account your climate, the amount of insulation in your home and the type of materials it was built with.  Most experienced contractors now use fairly sophisticated computer programs which can calculate your design load quite accurately.  The most common analysis software is based upon the Manual J, Residential Load Calculation Procedure published by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).

Once the contractor has determined the appropriate load for your furnace they will determine the appropriate size for  ducts, supply registers, and return grilles.  In doing this they usually follow guidelines set down in the ACCA's Manual D.  The contractor should also check to make sure that you have appropriate insulation and vents to ensure that the heat your putting in is properly distributed and unlikely to leak.  If duct leaks or other air leaks are detected these should be addressed before your unit is installed.

Sometimes finding a heating and air conditioning contractor who really understands energy considerations is difficult. A great resource to go to in that case is the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) web site at ww.acca.org.  On their site you can find a Contractor Locator which includes a special designation to identify contractors who sell and are knowledgeable about ENERGY STAR heating equipment.

ENERGY STAR Oil Furnaces Product List
List Posted on August 02, 2010
       
Manufacturer Name Product Family Name AFUE Rating Model Series
Adams Manufacturing Condensing Oil Fired Furnace 95 ACHEO Series
Adams Manufacturing Condensing Oil Fired Furnace 95 ALHEO Model Series
Adams Manufacturing Condensing Oil Furnace 95 AHEO Series Oil Furnaces
Adams Manufacturing Condensing Oil Furnace 95 ASHEO Series Oil Furnaces
Airco BCL 85.5 BCL 100S RF
Airco   85 BCL 120S 
Airco   85 BCL 120S B2U
Airco   85 BCL 90S
Airco   85 BFL 100 RF
Airco   85 BFL 90 RF
Airco   85 BML60B
Airco   85 BML80BRBU
Airco   85 BML80BRF
Airco   85 BML90BRBU
Airco   85 BML90BRF
Airco   85 BMLV60B
Airco   85 BMLV80BRBU
Airco   85 BMLV80BRF
Airco   85 BMLV90BRBU
Airco   85 BMLV90BRF
Airco   85 HML80CRBU
Airco   85 HML80CRF
Airco   85 HMLV80CRBU
Airco   85 HMLV80CRF
Airco   85 MPL 90B RF
Airco   85 WML60CRF
Airco   85 WML80CRBU
Airco   85 WML80CRF
Airco   85 WMLV60CRF
Airco   85 WMLV80CRBU
Airco   85 WMLV80CRF
Airco   85.5 BCL 100S RF
Airco   85.5 BCL 90S RF
Airco   85.5 BFL 90 B2U
Airco   85.5 BML60BB2U
Airco   85.5 BMLV60BB2U
Airco   86 BML60BRBU
Airco   86 BML60BRF
Airco   86 BMLV60BRBU
Airco   86 BMLV60BRF
Airco   86 HML60CRBU
Airco   86 HML60CRF
Airco   86 HMLV60CRBU
Airco   86 HMLV60CRF
Airco   86 WML60CRBU
Airco   86 WMLV60CRBU
American Standard XP 85 ALR1M087A936SA
American Standard XP 85 TLR1M087A936SA
American Standard XV 85 ALR1M087A9V3SA
American Standard XV 85 TLR1M087A9V3SA
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.0 REH 1000
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.0 REH 1000 ECM
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.0 REH 850
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.0 REH 850 ECM
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.0 REL 1000
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.0 REL 1000 ECM
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.0 REL 850
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.0 REL 850 ECM
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.4 REH 750
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.4 REH 750 ECM
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.4 REL 750
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.4 REL 750 ECM
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.9 REH 600
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.9 REH 600 ECM
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.9 REL 600
Boyertown Furnace Regal 85.9 REL 600 ECM
Crown Boiler Co. Crown Oil Furnaces 85.0 CLBR68-112-105-B
Crown Boiler Co. Crown Oil Furnaces 85.5 CSHB60-90XE-72-N
Crown Boiler Co. Crown Oil Furnaces 85.5 CSHB60-90XP-72-N
Crown Boiler Co. Crown Oil Furnaces 85.9 CLBF68-112-105-N
Crown Boiler Co. Crown Oil Furnaces 86.0 CHB68-112-105-N
Crown Boiler Co. Crown Oil Furnaces 86.0 CHC68-96-105-N
Crown Boiler Co. Crown Oil Furnaces 86.0 CLBR68-112-105-N
Dornback Furnace Division Condensing Oil Fired Furnace 95 CHEO Model Series
Dornback Furnace Division Condensing Oil Fired Furnace 95 LHEO Model Series
Dornback Furnace Division HEO Series, Oil Fired 95 All models beginning with HEO
Dornback Furnace Division SHEO Series, Oil Fired 95 All models beginning with SHEO
INOV8 International Furnace 86 F125
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Compact 85.3 K4C-E1-0090-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Compact 85.3 K4C-G3-0090-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Compact 85.3 K4C-V1-0090-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Contour 85.0 KCF-E3-0160-(00 or 05)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Contour 85.0 KCF-V3-0120-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Contour 85.0 KCF-V3-0145-(00 or 05)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Contour 85.0 KCR-E3-0160-(00 or 05)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Contour 85.0 KCR-V3-0120-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Contour 85.0 KCR-V3-0145-(00 or 05)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Contour 85.1 KCF-E1-0110-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Contour 85.1 KCF-V1-0100-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Contour 85.1 KCR-E1-0110-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Contour 85.1 KCR-V1-0100-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Eclipse 85.3 KMF-D2-0095-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Eclipse 85.3 KMF-E1-0095-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Eclipse 85.3 KMF-G3-0095-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Eclipse 85.3 KMF-V1-0095-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Eclipse 85.3 KMR-D2-0095-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Eclipse 85.3 KMR-E1-0095-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Eclipse 85.3 KMR-G3-0095-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Eclipse 85.3 KMR-V1-0095-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr MultiMax 85.3 K4C-E1-0090-E3
Kerr Heating Products Kerr MultiMax 85.3 K4C-V1-0090-E3
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Summit 85.0 K6C-V3-0120-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Summit 85.1 K6C-E1-0110-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Summit 85.1 K6C-E3-0120-(00 or 03)
Kerr Heating Products Kerr Summit 85.3 K6C-V1-0090-(00 or 03)
Newmac LFR-2000 85 LFR-80
Newmac LFR-2000 85 LFR-89
Newmac LFR-2000 85.1 LFR-87
Newmac LFR-2000 85.1 LFR-88
Newmac LFR-2000 85.2 LFR-86
Newmac LFR-2000 85.9 LFR-73V
Newmac LFR-2000 85.9 LFR-80V
Newmac LFR-2000 85.9 LFR-86V
Newmac LFR-2000 85.9 LFR-89V
Newmac NH3 85 NH3-77
Newmac NH3 85 NH3-90
Newmac NH3 85.1 NH3-101
Newmac NH3 85.1 NH3-99
Newmac NH3 85.2 NH3-109
Newmac NH3 85.2 NH3-88
Newmac NH3 85.2 NH3-89
Newmac NH3 85.2 NH3-95
Newmac NL2 85.1 NL2-118
Newmac NL2 85.9 NL2-101
Newmac NL2 85.9 NL2-89
Newmac NL2 86.1 NL2-77
Newmac NL3 85 NL3-160
Newmac NL3 85.9 NL3-121
Newmac NLF 85.1 NLF-101
Newmac NMP 85 NMP-109
Newmac NMP 85.1 NMP-101
Newmac NMP 85.1 NMP-109V
Newmac NMP 85.4 NMP101V
Newmac NMP 85.4 NMP-77
Newmac NMP 85.5 NMP-95V
Newmac NMP 85.6 NMP-89
Newmac NMP 85.6 NMP-90V
Newmac NMP 86.2 NMP-77V
Newmac NMP 86.3 NMP-89V
Newmac NMR 85.1 NMR-101
Newmac NMR 85.8 NMR-89
Newmac NMR 86 NMR-77
Newmac NV2 85.1 NV2-104
Newmac NV2 85.1 NV2-90
Newmac NV2 85.1 NV2-90V
Newmac NV2 85.2 NV2-102
Newmac NV2 85.2 NV2-102V
Newmac NV2 85.2 NV2-111
Newmac NV2 85.2 NV2-112
Newmac NV2 85.5 NV2-78V
Newmac NV2 85.5 NV2-79V
Newmac NV2 85.6 NV2-121V
Newmac NV2 85.6 NV2-88
Newmac NV2 85.6 NV2-93
Newmac NV2 86 NV2-97V
Newmac NV2 86.1 NV2-104V
Newmac NV2 86.1 NV2-88V
Newmac NV2 86.6 NV2-111V
Newmac NV3 85 NV3-115
Newmac NV3 85 NV3-144
Newmac NV3 85 NV3-145
Newmac NV3 85 NV3-148
Newmac NV3 85.1 NV3-121
Newmac NV3 85.1 NV3-123
Newmac NV3 85.1 NV3-159V
Newmac NV3 85.4 NV3-156V
Newmac NV3 85.4 NV3-177V
Newmac NV3 85.6 NV3-155V
Newmac NV3 85.8 NV3-115V
Newmac NV3 85.8 NV3-145V
Newmac NV3 85.9 NV3-118V
Newmac NV3 86.1 NV3-121V
Newmac NV3 86.1 NV3-142V
Newmac NV3 86.1 NV3-148V
Olsen   85 BCL 120S
Olsen   85 BCL 120S B2U
Olsen   85 BCL 90S
Olsen   85 BFL 100 RF
Olsen   85 BFL 90 RF
Olsen   85 BML60B
Olsen   85 BML80BRBU
Olsen   85 BML80BRF
Olsen   85 BML90BRBU
Olsen   85 BML90BRF
Olsen   85 BMLV60B
Olsen   85 BMLV80BRBU
Olsen   85 BMLV80BRF
Olsen   85 BMLV90BRBU
Olsen   85 BMLV90BRF
Olsen   85 HML80CRBU
Olsen   85 HML80CRF
Olsen   85 HMLV80CRBU
Olsen   85 HMLV80CRF
Olsen   85 MPL 90B RF
Olsen   85 WML60CRF
Olsen   85 WML80CRBU
Olsen   85 WML80CRF
Olsen   85 WMLV60CRF
Olsen   85 WMLV80CRBU
Olsen   85 WMLV80CRF
Olsen   85.5 BCL 100S RF
Olsen   85.5 BCL 90S RF
Olsen   85.5 BFL 90 B2U
Olsen   85.5 BML60BB2U
Olsen   85.5 BMLV60BB2U
Olsen   86 BML60BRBU
Olsen   86 BML60BRF
Olsen   86 BMLV60BRBU
Olsen   86 BMLV60BRF
Olsen   86 HML60CRBU
Olsen   86 HML60CRF
Olsen   86 HMLV60CRBU
Olsen   86 HMLV60CRF
Olsen   86 WML60CRBU
Olsen   86 WMLV60CRBU
Spartan Condensing Oil Fired Furnace 95 SPCHEO Model Series
Spartan Condensing Oil Fired Furnace 95 SPHEO Model Series
Spartan Condensing Oil Fired Furnace 95 SPLHEO Model Series
Spartan Condensing Oil Fired Furnace 95 SPSHEO Model Series
ThermoPride   85 All models starting with OMD
ThermoPride   85 OD6F/RA072D48(V5)B
ThermoPride   85 OD6F/RA072D48(V5)R
ThermoPride   85 OL11-105
ThermoPride   85 OL16-125
ThermoPride   85 OL16-125_DE
ThermoPride   85 OL20-151
ThermoPride   85 OL20-151_DE
ThermoPride   85 OL5-85
ThermoPride   85.0 0H11-105M
ThermoPride   85.0 OL2-56M
ThermoPride   85.1 OH8FA119D60/DV5B
ThermoPride   85.2 0H6FAO9OD48R
ThermoPride   85.2 OH8FA119D60/DV5R
ThermoPride   85.3 OL11-105_DE
ThermoPride   85.4 0H6FAO6OD48R
ThermoPride   85.4 0H6FAO6ODV4R
ThermoPride   85.4% OH6FA072D48B (with Beckett NX-2 burner)
ThermoPride   85.5 0H5-85DXE
ThermoPride   86.0 0H5-85M
ThermoPride   86.0 OL5-85M
ThermoPride   86.1 0H6FAO72D48R
ThermoPride   86.1 0H6FAO72DV4R
ThermoPride   86.4 OH6FX072DV4R
Trane XP 85 TLR1M087A936SA
Trane XV 85 TLR1M087A9V3SA

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