Do you use heating oil to heat your home? If so, you’re utilizing a great fuel source! Surprised by that? You shouldn’t be, actually! Let’s take you through five core ways oil heat is the top choice for your Delmarva-area home:
Did you know that heating oil gets your home warm faster than any other heating fuel? That’s because heating oil burns nearly 300˚ hotter than natural gas, generating approximately 125,000 BTU’s per gallon compared with 20,160 BTU’s for natural gas. That large difference in BTU’s means all areas of your home are getting far hotter, far faster.
Because heating oil burns at far hotter temperatures, you don’t need to burn through as much fuel to keep your home warm as you would with natural gas. And with today’s oil-fired heating systems reaching efficiencies of 95% or more, you’ll save even more money, knowing nearly every drop is being utilized, as it should.
Today’s oil heating is not what it was a generation or two ago. Far from it, in fact! Thanks to continued improvements in both heating oil and home heating equipment, today’s oil-fired heating systems burn nearly 93% cleaner than they did in the 1970s. In addition, today’s high-efficiency furnaces and boilers use about 700 fewer gallons of heating oil each year than they did back then.
With the improvements in the heating oil itself, particulate matter, commonly known as soot, has been practically eliminated. Today’s heating oil produces merely a fraction of the gas emissions than the heating oil of 50 years ago. (It’s certainly not that gunky, black liquid you probably picture it as, either!)
Home heating oil cannot be ignited in its liquid state. It must be vaporized before it can burn inside the advanced inner workings of your oil burner or furnace. Heating oil also contains no cancer-causing agents, which means it can be safely stored inside your home. Heating oil also presents a very low risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.
Today’s oil-fired boilers and furnaces can last up to 30 years or more with proper maintenance! The cleaner-burning heating oil that we deliver creates less wear on your heating system, helping it to last longer with fewer breakdowns and repairs. Today’s double-wall heating oil tanks can also last 30 years or longer with their proper upkeep.
While we know the sun is still shining and there’s still summer left to be had, we want to remind you that now is a great time to get your heating oil for the coming cold weather! Why? Because you beat the rush! You’ll get your delivery faster and easier. And, if there’s an early cold snap, you won’t have to worry because you’ll already have the heating oil you need to keep your home warm, safe, and comfortable. No hassle, no waiting, no expense of an emergency heating oil delivery.
We make it easy for you to request a heating oil delivery, too! Just log into your Poore’s Propane and Oil account and put in your request.
Ready for great heating oil delivery and service? Become a Poore’s Propane and Oil customer today!