The Benefits of Oilheat
Heating oil is the knowledgeable consumer's number-one home heating option, especially in the Northeast. The reasons are plain to see. Oilheat is:
Heating oil is non-explosive and non-flammable in its liquid state.
Heating oil is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. It produces near-zero emissions and is getting cleaner all the time. It burns 95% cleaner today than it did back in 1970.
Heating oil's price is steady compared to other fuels and consumer products. When adjusted for inflation, heating oil actually costs less now than it did in 1980.
Heating oil is available and in ample supply. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, the country maintains a Strategic Petroleum Reserve of more than 700 million barrels, and is now producing more crude oil than it has in decades. This means that heating oil will be readily available well into the future.
And the benefits lie not only in the oil itself, but in the oil heating equipment, too. Today’s modern oil burners are so clean that they produce an average of only six ounces of particulate emissions a year ̶ less than the volume of a cup of coffee. And those six ounces of emissions come from burning three and a half tons of heating oil.
With all these benefits, it’s easy to see why Oilheat is the choice for home heating.