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Efficiency Tips

Call Sweatland-Payless Oil to service your system annually. Oil combustion produces soot that insulates heat exchanger and flue pipe surfaces over time and must be removed. This is part of our annual HVAC services that include nozzle and filter replacement, safety control testing, and a combustion efficiency test.


Ask Your Serviceman for the Efficiency Test Result
If it is less than 80%, ask why. It may make economic sense to consider replacing your heating system. New systems typically produce 85%+ efficiency test results.

Replacing Older Systems
If your system is more than 20 years old and efficiency is low, consider replacing it. It's not unusual for homeowners to experience a 20% fuel saving after upgrading from an old system to a new high-efficiency system.

Ask Your Serviceman if Your Nozzle Can Be Downsized
Smaller nozzles allow the system to run longer while burning the same amount of fuel, thus increasing the on-time and operating efficiency. This is a no-cost option.

Tips for Equipment Upgrades & Replacements
Consider a digital setback thermostat. These have 7-day settings and can be programmed to set your house temperatures to the time you want the heat warmer and set back temps at night to save fuel costs.
Al and Lance, Sweatland-Payless Oil in Pittsfield, MA
The difference in cost between good equipment and poor equipment is surprisingly low, make sure to buy a high-quality product. Don't buy a brand that isn't commonly serviced by local dealers as they turn out to be more expensive in the long run.

Today efficient systems use less fuel, keeping heating bills down. They can pay for themselves within 5 to 8 years. A new heating system is one of the top 5 investments you can make in your home and is an excellent advantage when selling a house.
Contact Sweatland-Payless Oil in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to save on HVAC services.