Does Switching Fuels Make Sense?

Upgrading Your Oilheat System vs Converting

There’s a reason that the nonprofit Consumer Energy Council of America concluded that changing fuel sources does not make economic sense. In truth, the greatest pathway to saving energy and money is by upgrading to a new efficient oilheating system instead of switching from one fuel to another.

That’s because the key to saving money and energy is efficiency. And the key to achieving high efficiency is through new, modern system technology, not through choosing this fuel or that fuel. An old system, be it heating oil or any other fuel source, will not be nearly as efficient as the new, higher-efficiency systems that are now available.

Modern, efficient oilheating systems in well-insulated homes can help homeowners achieve the same amount of warmth while using as much as 40% less fuel. This results in huge savings and reduces consumption considerably.

The bottom line: Oilheat systems are no different than any other outdated heating system, regardless of the fuel used. Old systems can generate higher-than-necessary fuel bills, but they can be easily replaced with equipment that incorporates today’s new oilheat technology. And with the availability of equipment rebates made available through the Maine Energy Marketers Association, it is easier than ever to cut your fuel costs and save even more by upgrading to the best oilheating system available.