Modern Advantages of Heating Fuel
Oil is considered the safest type of heat because it will not explode nor catch fire, warming your home safely, quickly, and cost effectively. Heating oil will not burn in a liquid state. Oil is extremely stable and must be heated above 140 degrees in order to burn.
Here’s a look at the benefits of home heating fuel:
- IT’S CLEAN. Cleaner, greener and more economical than ever, the latest systems for oil heat can save you as much as 30% on your annual heating costs. (Savings can soar to near 50% when outdated systems are replaced with newer, high-efficiency ones.)
- IT’S ABUNDANT. The United States role in heating fuel is shifting from importer to exporter, primarily due to huge increases in domestic crude oil production. In fact, most of the heating oil used in the United States is refined domestically.
- IT’S SAFE.Fuel oil cannot explode; in fact, it’s not even a fire hazard because it cannot burn in its liquid state. Fuel oil also poses a very low risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, and in the unlikely event that an oil burner malfunctions (preventable with regular maintenance), the unit will, in most cases, shut the system off.
- IT’S EFFICIENT.Oil heat systems are smart, offering space and operating efficiency ratings as high as 95%. Today’s average boilers and furnaces are comparable in size to three-drawer filing cabinets. The motors for high-efficiency oil furnaces use about 80% less electricity than older motors. They also offer a higher level of consistency in airflow and temperatures. Oil maximizes heating energy, providing efficiency and comfort. For every gallon of oil burned, nearly 140,000 BTUs of heat are produced. That’s the equivalent of about 70,000 60-watt lightbulbs.