Heating Oil Safety

Safe Heating Oil for your Maine Home

Heating oil has always been a remarkably safe fuel and many people choose to stay with oilheat for exactly this reason. While there are many reasons why people feel safe at home with oilheat, here are just four points to remember.

Heating oil cannot burn in its liquid state. It takes an advanced high-tech burner to ignite the oil. Before combustion can occur, heating oil must first be vaporized by your oil burner at temperatures above 140°.

Heating oil cannot explode.  The fuel that is stored in their your tank is very safe. If you drop a lit match into a bucket of heating oil, the flame would go out just as if you dropped the match into water.

Oilheat 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 furnace or boiler off

Durable tanks that are virtually leak-proof. Whether your oil storage tank is located in your basement or outside your home, the tanks being installed today are designed with corrosion-resistant materials. Today’s tanks can last for decades! New technology allows for remote monitoring to protect against the rare event of a leak and guarantees that you will always have a sufficient supply of heating oil on hand.

Of course, getting your system regularly checked and serviced will ensure that it operates with optimum safety and efficiency. To schedule service, contact your local oilheat dealer and they’ll be more than happy to set up a service appointment.