Why You Should Bring These Fuels Into Your Home

- 2:10 pm - February 17th, 2021

At Alger, we offer premium quality Oilheat and Propane delivery to homes in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware, as well as a full range of related services. We believe in giving our customers choices when it comes to their home heating needs. When choosing a fuel, we want you to have the most information possible, so you can make the best decision for you and your home. Here, we’ll cover the benefits of both Oilheat and Propane and why you should consider using them.



Heating oil is a fantastic fuel for heating your home. It’s incredibly safe to use and store and the supply chain is well established. The supply of heating oil is very plentiful, with the majority of production and refinement taking place right here in America.


How Safe is Oilheat?

Oilheat has an impeccable safety record. Because of heating oil’s composition, it cannot burn unless heated above 140 degrees – the temperature at which it begins to vaporize. For this reason, you cans store a substantial supply of heating oil on your property without any risk yourself or your home.

Oilheat also provides adequate warning of an issue or malfunction. When an oil burner malfunctions, it creates a great deal of smoke as a warning signal – well before the release of carbon monoxide. Contrast this with natural gas, which produces dangerous levels of carbon monoxide well before any smoke or warning.


What about Efficiency?

Oilheat has always been the leader in home heating efficiency. Efficiency of heating oil is directly related to the efficiency of your heating equipment. A modern heating system can achieve an efficiency rating of 95% - far more efficient than electric heaters which are only 31% efficient.


Is it Environmentally-Friendly?

The environmental impact from using heating oil is minimal and much lower than alternatives like electric heat. Oilheat burns cleanly and will continue to become cleaner as new environmental initiatives become integrated into the industry. New formulations of heating oil, such as Ultra-Low Sulfur Heating Oil (ULSHO), have recently been approved for use in Pennsylvania and there’s even greener alternatives on the way.



Propane is an often overlooked home heating fuel. Propane is clean, versatile, reliable and American-made – everything you’d want in a fuel designed to do more than just heating.


Is Propane Safe?

Propane is a non-toxic, non-poisonous fuel that cannot contaminate groundwater or soil. This allows propane tanks to be safely buried underground on your property, without risking the safety of your home or the surrounding area. In the case of a leak, Propane produces a strong, unpleasant smell, so you’ll be immediately alerted to any leaks or malfunctions.


Is Propane Efficient?

Propane has a variety of uses, including pool heating, gas grilling, water heating, whole house and portable generators, and much more! Propane can even power appliances in you home and offer homeowners a much better value than other energy sources.


What About the Environment?

Propane is an approved clean alternative fuel under the Clean Air Act of 1990. Because propane is low-carbon, is produces significantly fewer greenhouse gas emission than most other energy sources. Propane also doesn’t emit any wastes such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide or methane!


Consider Switching Today!

When it comes to Oilheat and Propane, you won’t find better options for home heating anywhere else. Both have an incredible track record of reliability, efficiency, and most importantly, safety. Both fuels are even environmentally-friendly! Each situation is different but you can’t go wrong with choosing either of these fuels for you and your family.


If you’re interesting in brining either of these great fuels into your home, visit our website