• NY845-351-4700
  • NJ973-827-8179
  • PA570-618-8055

Oil-Fired & Indirect Water Heaters in NY, NJ & PA

Did you know that up to 20% of the average home’s energy costs go toward heating water? It’s no wonder when you think about all the cooking, dishwashing, clothes washing, and bathing that goes on each day. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your water heater is the right size for the job and that it’s running as efficiently as possible to help keep your total annual energy costs down.

At SOS Xtreme Comfort, we offer both indirect water heaters and oil-fired water heaters.

What’s the Difference Between Indirect Water Heaters and Oil-Fired Water Heaters?

There are several key differences between these two types of water heating systems.

  • How they heat water: An indirect water heater can use a variety of fuel types or other equipment already in your home (like a furnace or a boiler). They can heat water using natural gas, propane, oil, electricity, or solar energy. Oil-fired water heaters, on the other hand, only use oil to fuel the water to get hotter.
  • Efficiency: Indirect water heaters are more efficient than oil-fired water heaters because they use heat from another source to warm the water rather than generating their own heat.
  • Cost: Indirect water heaters are more expensive to purchase and install than oil-fired water heaters. In the long run, they end up saving you money on your energy bills, so it depends on whether you’d rather save money upfront or over time.
  • Maintenance: Indirect water heaters require less maintenance than oil-fired water heaters. This is because they don’t have a burner that needs to be cleaned and maintain

Which type of water heater is the best choice for my home?

When deciding which type of water heater is the better choice for your home, you must consider:

  • The amount of hot water required by all your family members (indirect water heaters produce hot water on the spot, while Oil-fired water heaters produce only a set amount at a time).
  • If you have children in the home (indirect water heaters are typically much safer than oil-fired heaters, which can leak poisonous gas into the home if not installed properly).
  • If you already have a separate heating source in your home.
  • How much money you’re willing to put into the project.

If you’re interested in our water heater services, you can sign up for a free estimate, or you can call our Pennsylvania number at (570) 618-8055. You can also reach our Tuxedo Park, NY, office at (845) 351-4700 or our Franklin, NJ, office at (973) 827-8179. 

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