What Are The Benefits of Heating Oil?

What Are The Benefits of Heating Oil?

Today’s Oilheat: Clean, Safe and Efficient

You may already know about all of the positive changes taking place within the oilheat industry. If you’ve ever thought about switching fuels rather than upgrading to a modern, ultra-clean heating oil system, here’s a reminder about all you get when you rely on heating oil to keep your Maine home warm and safe.

Clean-Burning and Eco-Friendly

The latest heating oil systems are small, smart and super-efficient and can save you about 20% or more on your annual heating costs.

Plus, the heating oil industry remains firmly committed to green energy solutions that not only protect the environment but also enhance comfort, convenience and savings for all heating oil consumers.

That’s why the industry has dedicated itself to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for heating oil by 2050. This means that your oil-heated home will have a carbon footprint of zero.

How is this possible? Many gallons of heating oil now delivered in Maine also feature Bioheat® fuel, a blend of traditional heating oil and renewable materials like vegetable oils, animal fats and recycled cooking oils. For anyone who wants to use Bioheat fuel, no changes to your existing heating oil system are necessary!

Another significant transition in heating oil has been the movement toward ultra-low sulfur heating oil. This refined fuel lowers maintenance, improves efficiency and reduces emissions from heating systems. Additionally, this cleaner burning fuel has also paved the way for the next generation of compact, super-efficient furnaces and boilers.

Heating Oil Safety

Did you know that heating oil cannot explode? The fuel that sits in your tank is as likely to explode as the water in your backyard swimming pool. It’s that safe.

Plus, with a heating oil tank on your property, you can always count on having a secure, on-site supply on your property. Heating oil is easily transported and handled by highly trained professionals, who use equipment and techniques that keep safety at the forefront.

Additionally, a heating oil system poses a very low risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If an oil burner malfunctions (most often due to a lack of maintenance), the safety devices in the unit will typically shut the oil furnace or oil boiler off.

Heating Oil and Energy Efficiency

Heating oil generates nearly 140,000 Btu of heat for every gallon burned and warms a home evenly and efficiently.

This is because the flame in a heating oil system burns much hotter than many other energy systems. This produces more heat and hotter air or water. So, when the outdoor temperatures are below freezing, that powerful heat output can help keep your home as cozy as ever.

Technology has also brought great improvements in heating oil equipment efficiency that has reduced annual fuel consumption by 20% or more. This has saved heating oil consumers a lot of money on fuel.

Today’s heating equipment regularly achieves efficiency levels of 85% or better. With the introduction of higher blends of Bioheat fuel, we will start to see more super high-efficiency systems available in the U.S. These systems will achieve efficiency levels of 90% or more!

See how much you can save right away with heating oil system rebates.

Finally, as an oilheat consumer, keep in mind that the cornerstone of the heating oil industry – outstanding customer service – cannot be topped. Learn more about how full-service companies do so much more than making reliable heating oil deliveries.