Many people may shy away from purchasing a home that uses heating oil, but that’s usually because they are unfamiliar with all the great benefits of this fuel, which continues to get better and better over time.
There are so many benefits to living in an oil-heated home. For example, the flame inside the heating oil system burns hotter than other types of systems. As a result, homeowners who use heating oil often report that their homes are warmer with a more evenly distributed heat.
Plus, you have so much choice about the company that delivers your oil and services your equipment. This way, you can select a company that best fits your needs and your budget. And heating oil companies are known for delivering top-notch service and customer support. So, you can feel very confident knowing that you and your family are going to be in good hands.
Advanced heating fuels like ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) and Bioheat® fuel are becoming more popular around the country. ULSHO contains very little sulfur and this helps heating oil systems run more efficiently.
Bioheat fuel is the industry’s official registered name for the fuel that consists of a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil with renewable biodiesel that’s made from organic and recycled products. These products can range from soybean oil, used cooking oils, inedible corn oil, canola, tallow, fats and even algae.
Bioheat fuel is sourced and produced right here in the United States, supporting local farmers, local industries and local economies. That’s good news for Maine!
The most refined grade of heating oil available, Bioheat fuel is one of the cleanest burning heating sources for your home or business. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions significantly and no changes to your existing heating oil system are necessary if you want to use Bioheat fuel.
Any real estate agent can tell you that the biggest obstacle in selling a home that uses heating oil often revolves around the oil storage tank. But that obstacle can easily become a nonissue if the home has a modern, above-ground oil tank.
There have been big improvements in heating-oil tanks over the years. One of the most important is double-walled construction with an outside layer of corrosion-proof galvanized steel. This keeps the chance of a costly leak to a minimum. Other innovations include:
To sum up, today’s heating-oil storage tanks provide peace of mind and convenience—in addition to all the other benefits of heating your home with oil!
A heating-oil storage tank also gives the homeowners the ability to safely store an adequate supply of heating oil that’s ready for immediate use whenever a need to heat the home arises.
Today’s heating oil–– the more you know, the more comfortable you’ll feel about using it!
To learn more about the benefits of Bioheat fuel and the other advantages of having an oil-heated home in Maine, please visit our website.