Furnace repairFurnaces are among the most commonly used home heating systems in Vermont. They heat homes by using a fan to circulate warm air through sheet metal ductwork. Cooler air is pulled back to the furnace for reheating. This arrangement is typically known as a forced air system. Oil furnaces are always vented to the outside, typically though a chimney.

Modern oil furnaces include innovative technology such as:

  • Low-mass combustion chambers and sophisticated heat exchangers to improve heat transfer.
  • Solid-state or microprocessor-based controls for more reliable operation.
  • High-pressure flame retention burners, which result in clean, efficient combustion.

Furnace Efficiency

Efficiency is measured by Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratio, determined by a testing procedure from the U.S. Department of Energy. All furnaces and boilers manufactured since 1980 come with a label showing AFUE. The AFUE ratio measures equipment performance over an entire season. This is different from combustion efficiency which measures how well oil burners convert oil into heat. Our Vermont furnace technicians test combustion efficiency as part of annual tune-ups.

Older furnaces are much less efficient than newer equipment. Furnaces that are 30 years old are about 65% efficient; new furnaces have efficiency ratings of 81% - 95%. Some, like the Kerr Paradigm, are classified as condensing furnaces because they extract heat from water vapor in exhaust gases. These furnaces can be up to 95% efficient.

From installing highly efficient new furnaces to service for existing equipment, our Vermont furnace specialists have the skills and experience needed to tackle any job. Call us today for all of your home furnace needs.

Furnace Repair

Call the Energy Co-op of Vermont the moment you notice anything wrong with your furnace so our NORA certified furnace repair techs can come to your home and diagnose the issue.

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Our Member Testimonials

  • Trouble-free Installation

    “Hi Joe. My thanks to the Energy Co-op, and especially you, for a trouble-free installation and the patience on your part for the delay. It will be easy to recommend you.”

    Fiona M., Underhill, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Furnace Installation & Replacement, Indirect Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters, Oil Tank Repair
  • Great Experience with Your Service Manager

    I recently had a great experience with Joe, your service manager, and Rick, your subcontractor. They were very thoughtful, helpful and explained all of my heating system options. The Energy Co-op had been referred to me by my neighbor, who is a long time customer.

    Meg H., Richmond, VT

    Services Provided:

    Furnace Repair, Solar Hot Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters, Privacy Policy, Oil Tank Maintenance, Oil Tank Repair, Space Heater Maintenance
  • Warm and Safe Weekend

    Just had to reach out and say "Thanks" again to everybody at your shop. The bottom line is, my family had a warm and safe weekend thanks to everybody that went the extra bit to fix our furnace.

    Walter, Grand Isle, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Furnace Repair, Oil Tank Repair
  • On Time and On Budget

    Thank you so much for all of the wonderful work and guidance you gave us when it came to deciding what our best option for heat should be in our new (to us) house. Last winter, we survived on a wood stove and two older model kerosene heaters.

    Kono Family, Shelburne, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Furnace Installation & Replacement
  • Excellent Overall Experience

    Your service technician Richie most likely saved me from making a mistake and I appreciate it. Just so you know, everyone did an excellent job, and the overall result looks great. Thanks to you and to them for an excellent overall experience.

    Tom M., Essex, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Furnace Installation & Replacement, Furnace Maintenance
  • Call You First for Heating Needs

    Just wanted to let you know that our pellet stove install went well. We were very impressed by how professional your installers were. They were courteous, explained and demonstrated how the stove worked, and cleaned up after themselves.

    Sachi H., Essex Junction, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Furnace Installation & Replacement, Oil Tank Installation & Replacement, Solar Hot Water Heaters, Privacy Policy
  • So Impressed

    I joined the Energy Co-op today. I was so impressed with how quickly you got to me, how detailed you were and how well you spoke of the Co-op. You do not find this kind of thing very often. I thank you.

    Brit V., Essex Junction, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Furnace Installation & Replacement, Capped Price Plans