For Builders

Building with Oilheat


Are you looking for advice on the right equipment for a new residential or commercial property or installation? Turn to the oilheat experts – local heating oil providers. They can discuss all the benefits of oil for builders.

Most full service oilheat dealers offer sales, installation and service of heating systems, including new and replacement oil burners, furnaces, boilers, indirect and direct-fired water heaters, radiant heat systems and more.

These local heating experts can help determine the size and output required for the property where you intend to build with oil. They will also be happy to assist you with purchasing, permits, installation and delivery.

When considering the advantage of using new oilheating equipment in the next home you build, consider these points:

  • Today’s oilheat systems are so compact they take up as little as five square feet of space.
  • The newest oilheating systems (condensing boilers and furnaces) have AFUE ratings as high as 95%.
  • Many oilheat systems are so efficient they qualify for the Energy Star label.
  • Oilheated homes heat up quickly and provide even and efficient heat. For every gallon of oil burned, a whopping 140,000 BTUs are generated.
  • Particulate emissions have been reduced significantly and new oilheat systems now burn fuel 99.9% clean, according to studies conducted at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory.
  • Compared with 25 years ago, homeowners now need an average of 500 gallons less oil to heat their homes each year.
  • Oil-fired water heaters provide unlimited hot water at low cost. Not only does an oil-firedwater heater save huge amounts of money over its lifetime, it is also perfect for homes with high hot water demand (growing families, homes with Jacuzzi bathtubs, etc.)

Want to know more?

Join the Maine Energy Facts Partner Program. This will give you access to free tools that will educate you on the benefits of specific home heating options so you’re prepared to answer questions from buyers, homeowners or other professionals, as well as offer advice on efficiency enhancements.