How your oil-fired heating system works. 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.
Likewise, is it expensive to heat a home with oil?
What these heating costs show is that in the US both fuel oil furnaces and electricity furnaces are an expensive way to heat a home. To get cheaper heat using electricity you need a heat pump. The very cheap natural gas prices in the US mean gas heating is much cheaper, explaining its dominance for central heating.
Is oil heating safe?
Oil heat is safe! Home heating oil can only be ignited by an advanced burning system in your oil-burner or furnace. Unlike natural gas, fuel oil is not explosive and inhalation of fuel oil fumes is not fatal.