Heating oil has a bit of a bad reputation. And yet, nearly 40 percent of Connecticut homes use heating oil to stay warm. That’s because heating oil is better at generating heat and keeping your home warm, particularly through a cold, damp northeast winter. Other fuels just don’t provide the same heating energy.
So what is heating oil —and why does it perform so well?
Heating oil is a refined form of crude oil which comes from deep wells both on land and offshore. One of the biggest changes in heating oil in recent years has been the development of ultra-low sulfur heating oil. In fact, all the heating oil delivered in the northeast is ultra-low sulfur heating oil. Ultra-low sulfur heating oil is cleaner—and cleaner-burning—than “regular” heating oil. And biofuels take it a step further. Bioheat fuel is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) and biofuels. Biofuels are made from renewable resources such as animal fats, recycled restaurant oils and plant oils such as soybean. Every gallon of heating oil Marandola delivers is B5 Bioheat, an even cleaner and more environmentally friendly form of heating oil.
When ULSHO is mixed with biofuels, it creates 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!
Because Bioheat fuel burns cleaner, it leaves fewer deposits in your heating system, which reduces wear on parts and saves you costs on repairs. Also, when your heating system runs more efficiently, it will save you money on energy costs. And you don’t have to replace, alter, or add to your home’s heating system to use Bioheat fuel.
The heating oil industry is working towards making B50 Bioheat fuel, which is made with 50% biofuels, the standard by 2030. It’s part of the efforts the industry is taking to reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2050.
ULS and bio-blend heating oil provides all the benefits of traditional heating oil – and many more. One of the key benefits of heating oil is that it has a higher BTU output per gallon. That means it will warm up your home faster than other types of fuels. Higher BTUs also means 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.
ULS 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.
If you heat your home with oil, you need a company you can count on for reliable heating oil delivery service. That inherently means offering fair, transparent pricing, but it also means offering true reliability. That’s what families and businesses in Litchfield County and beyond know they get from Marandola. They 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!
Don’t wait until the first frost: A few easy preparations now can pave the way for a warm and comfortable winter.
When it comes to staying warm and comfortable this winter, trust the pros at Marandola: We have the knowledge, experience and resources to answer all your questions about keeping your family warm while managing heating costs. Get in touch with us today to learn more.
If you’re heading into the fall wondering whether your furnace or boiler will last through the winter, it’s a good indication that you should consider replacing it. But even a boiler or furnace that’s had the best care and regular tune-ups will eventually need to be replaced. And while replacing a boiler or furnace isn’t usually a complicated job, in winter it can be more of a hassle.
Here are 3 important signs you should consider replacing your furnace or boiler before the cold weather kicks in.
If your heating equipment gave you more trouble than normal last winter, or if it’s been breaking down more often over the past few seasons, it’s a strong indication that it’s hitting the end of its lifespan.
If your heating system struggles to maintain a consistent temperature throughout your home, it’s another sign that it may be time to replace it. You may find that some rooms never get warm, while others are too hot. You might also notice that your energy bills are steadily climbing despite your efforts to conserve energy. That’s because it uses more fuel as it struggles to keep your home comfortable. In addition, the colder it gets, the harder your system has to work to keep up.
No heating system lasts forever. With good care and maintenance, it will do a great job for about 12 years, but after that you’ll see more breakdowns and reduced efficiency. If you aren’t sure how old your heating system is, you can check the metal identification plate on your furnace or boiler for the serial and model numbers of your heater; send us the info and we can tell you the date of manufacture. If your heating system is more than 15 years old, you should consider replacing it.
A new furnace or boiler is a significant investment for your home. That’s why you should talk to the team at Marandola. The technology behind high-efficiency heating systems has likely come a long way since the last time you had to shop for heating equipment, we will answer all your questions and help make sure you get the right system not the most expensive one. You will find that a new system that keeps your home consistently comfortable while using fuel more efficiently will result in long-term savings on energy costs.
To protect your investment, we recommend a service plan: Like health insurance for your furnace or boiler, it provides preventive care to keep your equipment running better, longer, and helps cover costs when breakdowns do happen. It will also keep it running at peak efficiency, keeping heating costs down.
Whether you’re looking to replace your heating equipment before winter, or you want a tune-up to keep your equipment humming along, contact us today.
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!
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!