Have you thawed out yet? Hundreds of records were broken from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic when an epic cold spell gripped us right after Christmas and wouldn’t let go. Then, a few days into the New Year, we got slammed by what meteorologists called “a bomb cyclone.”
To us hearty Mainers, it was just another old-fashioned New England blizzard. Call it what you will, it brought us plenty of snow, coupled with howling winds and followed by further bitter cold.
The silver lining in all this is that such frigid temperatures reinforce the value of owning an oil-heated home. Oil generates a whopping 138,000 Btu’s of heat for every gallon burned and warms a home evenly and efficiently. This allows homeowners to enjoy high comfort levels and great value—no matter how cold it gets. If someone is looking to find the warmest homes in Maine, chances are good it will be the ones heated with oil.
Of course, homeowners who take advantage of the latest oilheat technology increase their odds of having the warmest, most comfortable home on their block.
Technology has brought great improvements in efficiency that has reduced annual fuel consumption by as much as 40%. This has saved oilheat consumers a lot of money on fuel. And because new systems burn clean and don’t need as much fuel, they do not pose a hazard to the environment.
Additionally, sulfur levels have been reduced dramatically and home heating oil is now considered an ultra-low sulfur fuel. This improves heating system efficiency and cleanliness and reduces emissions. This reformulated fuel also eliminates the source of most equipment breakdowns.