What Are the Benefits of Heating Oil?

Written on: August 24, 2023

We’ve Got 6 Great Reasons It’s a Smart Choice for Your Home

heating oil litchfield, ct When it comes to keeping your home warm and cozy through a southern New England winter, heating oil is a safe and efficient option. Even after last year’s relatively mild season, the cold here feels raw and damp. Other fuels just don’t provide the same heating energy. And, what you may not know is that the development of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and bioheat blends have turned heating oil’s bad reputation on its head.

On its own ultra-low sulfur heating oil burns more cleanly than traditional heating oil. When it’s mixed with biofuels, like the B5 Bioheat fuel we deliver, the result is a cleaner-burning heating fuel that emits up to 80% less sulfur dioxide as well as 20% less carbon dioxide than traditional heating oils. Fewer greenhouse gases mean cleaner air and a more sustainable future for everyone!

What are the Benefits of Oil Heat?

  1. Heating oil has a higher BTU output per gallon. That means it will warm up your home faster than other types of fuels.
  2. Higher BTUs also mean you’ll use your heating oil supply more slowly than, say, propane. That means you will pay less to heat your house with heating oil, even if the per-gallon cost of propane is less.
  3. Heating systems and equipment that run on oil are generally less expensive to purchase, and tend to last longer. A heating oil-fired furnace can last 28 years, while a heating oil-fired boiler can last 25 years.
  4. New heating oil systems also now burn fuel 99.9% cleanly, according to studies conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven Laboratory. That means heating oil is many times better for the environment than it used to be.
  5. Heating oil is incredibly safe. It doesn’t ignite at room temperature, and is nonflammable in liquid form. In order to burn, it must be heated to 114° and vaporized via the combustion process.
  6. Bioheat heating oil is better for the environment than electric heating. That’s because more than 90% of the coal used in the U.S. today goes towards electricity production. Meanwhile, Bioheat fuel continues to push toward richer blends of biofuel, so its clean-burning properties make it a more environmentally friendly option for heating than electricity.

The Right Heating Oil Company

When it comes to getting heating oil deliveries for your home, we know you have options. You can choose a company based on price alone, or you can opt for a locally based full-service company like Marandola. There’s a reason we’ve been around, serving Litchfield County for more almost 30 years. It starts with dependability and a commitment to providing you service that exceeds expectations every day.

If you have a problem, we’ll be here when you call and ready to fix it. And we stand behind our work: We invest in training to ensure our technicians are fully certified to work on all makes and models of equipment.

But it’s not just about breakdowns and emergencies: You can count on us for every-day needs and convenient services like automatic delivery (so you never have to think about calling for fuel) and budget friendly payment options that take the sting out of winter bills.

Contact us today and let us know how we can help you!