According to Enviroharvest Inc., home heating oil and standard diesel fuel are essentially identical, so diesel fuel runs in standard oil furnaces. However, diesel fuel purchased at gas stations may have additives that c... More »

Most home furnaces are designed specifically to use heating oil, although some models can handle other fuels. Heating oil is essentially the same as diesel, so diesel can be safely used in oil-burning furnaces and boiler... More »

Oil furnaces burn heating oil, which is similar to diesel, while gas furnaces use natural gas. Heating oil is delivered by truck to each customer and stored in an aboveground storage tank. Natural gas customers are hooke... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Red diesel fuel is intended for home use as a home heating oil in furnaces, and it is illegal to use in diesel cars. This type of fuel has similar chemical compositions to the automotive diesel #2, but it must not serve ... More »

Wood-burning furnaces offer a potentially cheaper heating alternative, based on the fluctuation of gas and oil prices, reports eHow. However, the advantage of a multi-fuel furnace is the ability to alternate between wood... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Two-stage furnaces provide two different heating levels to keep a home comfortable regardless of its heating needs. On days when outside temperatures are moderate, the furnace operates at a lower level to provide efficie... More »

Most home furnaces are forced air, which means cold air is heated by a fuel source, passed through a heat exchanger and then directed into the home via heating ducts. As warm air circulates in the structure, cooler air i... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling