How Heating Oil Has Changed in the Last 20 Years

Enjoy Cleaner Burning Heating Oil—with Reliable Delivery—from Poore’s!

green home fuel pennsylvaniaThere’s no denying just how much has changed in the last 20 years—from social media to online shopping, to fashion.

One change you may not have noticed is that of the home heating oil that heats your Delmarva area home. It’s not what it was even a single generation ago! Today’s heating oil is cleaner burning and incredibly more energy efficient thanks to advances such as the introduction of ULSHO and biodiesels.
We’ll help get you more familiar with some of these changes.

What is ULSHO?

No, ULSHO is not some new government agency. It’s one of the top reasons why today’s heating oil is so much better than what it used to be!

ULSHO stands for ultra-low sulfur heating oil. To meet ULSHO standards, heating oil must contain 15 parts-per-million (ppm) of sulfur or less, a reduction of 99% vs. the amount of sulfur present 30 years ago.

This virtual elimination of sulfur from heating oil has resulted in a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of more than 70% when compared to traditional heating oil.

Not only does ULSHO reduce emissions, it’s also beneficial to your oil-fired heating system, too. Sulphur accumulation is a typical reason of heating equipment failure, therefore there being less sulfur in your heating oil is excellent news for your home’s furnace or boiler. It reduces the need for service calls and prolongs the life of your home’s oil heating system, all while improving its efficiency and performance.

What’s even better? You get all these benefits without having to replace of modify your home’s furnace or boiler.

Biodiesels are Leading the Way to a Greener Future

With ULSHO and super-efficient oil heating systems being developed, you’ll be able to significantly lower your heating costs while keeping your home warm, safe, and comfortable.

ULSHO is just the beginning when it comes to making heating oil more sustainable. The use of biodiesels in heating oil—also known as Bioheat® fuel—is growing rapidly as more states mandate their use in heating oil. Biodiesels are created using plant oils (sunflower, rapeseed, soybean, and more), recycled restaurant cooking oils, algae, and animal fats as well.

Biodiesels will take heating oil to a higher level of environmental friendliness. If biodiesels become widely used by 2030, carbon dioxide emissions could be reduced by 1.5 million tons. That is the equivalent of taking 320,000 cars off the road! It will also help the heating oil industry achieve its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.

Become a Poore’s Propane customer and get reliable heating oil delivery and equipment service! Use propane for your home heating? We’ve got plenty of that too! Give us a call today—we’ll be happy to help keep you comfortable all season long.