Oil Heat is Clean – New oil burners release near zero levels of smoke and combustion debris within your home. The EPA reports that oil burners are now one of the cleanest combustion sources. New oil furnaces are significantly cleaner than wood– or coal–burning stoves and they operate as cleanly as natural or propane gas models.
Oil Heat is Efficient – A gallon of oil delivers 140,000 BTUs. Gas delivers only 100,000 BTUs per therm.
Oil Heat is Comfortable – Heating oil creates the hottest flame of any home hearing fuel (400 degrees HOTTER than gas), so your home heats up faster and needs less feul to maintain temperature, so it feels more comfortable.
Oil Heat is Safe – Home heating oil won’t burn in a liquid state – it is nonexplosive until vaporized. A lighted match dropped into a container of liquid heating oil will extinguish itself. In order to ignite home heating oil, it must be heated to above 140°F, the temperature at which it begins to vaporize. Leaking oil will not explode or ignite while in liquid form.
Oil Heat is Environmentally Friendly – Storage of residential tanks poses no threat to health or the environment, and tanks that are properly maintained can last for decades. Heating oil is nontoxic, contains no carcinogens, and is biodegradable.
Oil Heat is Convenient – Your dealer analyzes your usage patterns, fuel tank size and weather patterns to establish automatic deliveries to your home. This keeps your home comfortable and your fuel supply uninterrupted regardless of weather or pipeline conditions.