Oilheat Delivers Peace of Mind
When it comes to choosing your home comfort fuel source, there are many factors that go into making this important decision. And when you consider that this decision affects your family and your home, perhaps nothing means more than safety and reliability. Safety … reliability … fuel … you’ve just described Oilheat!
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, about 6 million households in the United States use heating oil as their main heating fuel. And it’s especially popular here in the Northeast, where about 3.6 billiongallons of heating oil were sold to residential consumers in 2014 -- 88 percent of total U.S. residential fuel oil sales! But did you ever stop to think about why that is? Here are just a few reasons:
- It’s SAFE: Nothing beats the safety record of Oilheat. It’s non-explosive and non-flammable in its liquid state, and is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. That's why you can store Oilheat on your property without risk or regulation. On the other hand, when natural gas leaks, an explosive mixture of air and fuel forms rapidly, which can be dangerous. We’ve all read about the devastation caused by natural gas explosions.
- Minimal Carbon Monoxide Danger: There are clear warnings if an oil system malfunctions. With home heating oil systems, carbon monoxide leaks rarely happen without warning. When an oil burner malfunctions, it usually creates smoke, which serves as a warning signal. Not so with natural gas, which creates carbon monoxide first and smoke second – if at all. However, regardless of the type of fuel you use, a carbon monoxide detector is a good idea in every home.
- It’s Clean: Today's heating oil burns 95 percent cleaner than it did in 1970, and the low-sulfur and ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) we deliver further reduces Oilheat’s already near-zero emissions. Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania all have sulfur content limits in place for heating oil. Burning ULSHO reduces sulfur dioxide emissions by 75 percent, particulate matter by 80 percent, nitrous oxide by 10 percent, and carbon dioxide by 2 percent. In fact, residential heating oil equipment creates such a small amount of emissions that it’s not even regulated by the Federal Clean Air Act.
- YOUR Fuel, YOUR Property: An oil storage tank means you can store your fuel on your property, without relying on a utility. And whether your oil storage tank is sitting in your yard, hidden in your basement or installed underground, today’s tanks are composed of state-of-the-art steel and fiberglass, many featuring double walls for added safety, and should last for decades.
All that’s before we even get to our worry-free automatic oil delivery service, convenient budget payment plans, or price protection options that make Oilheat even more beneficial to homeowners. For your home, your family, and your peace of mind, Oilheat is the clear choice. Contact us todayfor worry-free home comfort!