I am really not a handy guy, so when I bought a new house, I did my best to find a place where everything was brand new or in fine working order! My largest fear was having to fix a bunch of things right after I moved in. My new house has a brand new oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher, all of the toilets and showers task run great, too! My only problem is with the oil furnace. It seems to heat up just fine, but I’ve never had my own oil furnace before and I’m not sure how to maintain this type of furnace. Every place I lived in previously had electric oil furnaces, which, in my opinion are quite simple. I am trying to study up on as much information as possible on the internet about maintaining my oil furnace. I’ve concluded that I need to keep the chamber clean, replace the ignitor, and something along the lines of changing an inline filter. To be frank, I haven’t the slightest idea what these things are or how they relate to the oil furnace in my home. I am slowly coming to regret buying a new home with an oil furnace! Half of me wants to give up and install electric heating systems throughout the house, but I’m sure that would be a large waste of money. It seems my best option is to call a Heating, Ventilation, and A/C professional to service the oil furnace routinely on my behalf. I may even splurge a little on a service contract so I never have to worry about getting the oil furnace fixed at an inconvenient time, so now I just need to figure out where to get the oil from!