March 17, 2020 Uncategorized

If you are looking for a new furnace, now is a great time to start your search, not only because the weather is more bearable, but prices are also typically lower during this time of year.

If you’re torn between a gas-fired furnace and an oil-powered one, let Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning help you identify their differences and narrow down your choices. We are your trusted heating company in Crystal MN that offers an array of both gas and oil furnaces.


Gas furnaces are the more popular choice among homeowners because they’re usually cheaper compared to their oil counterparts. But they tend to require more maintenance and more dangerous. If there are leaks in the ductwork, there’s a chance that a gas furnace can release carbon monoxide, which is a colorless, tasteless, fatal gas.

Why Choose an Oil Furnace

While oil furnaces are the less popular option, but they offer several advantages you just can’t ignore. One of the pros of having an oil-powered heating system is less upfront cost. Oil furnaces cost about 10 to 25 percent less than units that use natural gas. This alone can cause you to give an oil furnace real consideration.

Safety is a very important factor to think about when buying a furnace. Compared to gas heating systems, oil furnaces are safer to store and use simply because it does not produce carbon monoxide. Inhaling its fume is not deadly. The oil will not explode in case of an accident.

An oil furnace is ideal for those who live in remote areas, particularly in places with no access to natural gas.

Features of the Lennox SLO185V Variable-Speed Oil Furnace

The SLO185V is one of the models in Lennox’s Signature Series.

The SLO185V furnace operates at different speeds to maximize comfort while minimizing sound levels and energy costs. Quality components inside and out give you the assurance of long-lasting performance.

Features of the Lennox SLO185V Variable-Speed Oil Furnace

Energy Efficiency

Compared to conventional, low to mid-efficiency furnaces, the SLO185V can help you save hundreds of dollars each year, thanks to its efficiency rating of up to 85 percent AFUE.

The SLO185V has a heavy-gauge stainless steel heat exchanger that has a durable and solid design that captures waste heat, allowing the furnace to achieve industry-leading efficiency levels. It allows air to glide evenly over its smooth surface for maximum heating efficiency.


This model’s blower motor has a variable-speed control that automatically adjusts according to the room’s temperature, giving you the speed that is best suited to the room’s requirements.

Its variable-speed motor provides a quiet and consistent flow of air for an ideal balance of temperature and humidity throughout your home.

Its innovative combustion chamber is constructed from alumina-silica ceramic fiber, which provides quiet operation and high efficiency.

The SLO185V is built with a Beckett® burner. This means extremely efficient combustion for greater fuel economy throughout the heating season. It also means the burner is unaffected by drafts or poor chimney conditions.

Quiet Operation

Its SilentComfort technology combines advanced engineering with sound-absorbing components to deliver the best in quiet performance. Compared to other competitive models, the SLO185V is up to several times quieter, making your home a lot more relaxing.

The SLO185V has a fully insulated cabinet with patented noise-reducing construction that further minimizes operating sound to an industry-leading low level.

Its heavy-duty fuel pump—provides quiet, reliable operation with a fast shutoff of oil flow.

Ask the Furnace Experts

Should you decide to get this furnace, be sure to work only with a qualified professional. The Lennox SLO185V will only run as perfectly as possible if it is installed properly. Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning is a Dave Lennox Premier Dealer that has teams of factory-trained technicians to ensure that your brand-new furnace will be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines. Proper installation leads to greater comfort and lower heating bills. If you have any questions about this product or any other HVAC system, give us a call. It is our pleasure to work with you and answer any home comfort questions you may have. We are your top Golden Valley furnace installation company.