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Just How Efficient Is Heating A Home With Oil?

Discover More About Today’s Heating Oil!

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Are you considering upgrading your home’s heating system?

If so, you may be enticed to convert to natural gas heating if it’s available in your neighborhood. You may also hear outdated opinions about how “clean” natural gas is and how “dirty” heating oil is.

But before going any further, let’s set the record straight.

Today’s heating oil is NOT what it was a generation or two ago. Technological advances have made heating oil cleaner-burning, more energy-efficient, and more environmentally friendly by great strides.

The heating oil industry has even set a goal to be carbon neutral by the year 2050. One way the industry is working towards that goal is by the introduction of heating oil/biodiesel blends known as Bioheat®. Biodiesels are made from renewable resources like plant oils, recycled restaurant cooking oils, and greases, and algae. Depending on how much of the Bioheat® blend is made up of biodiesels, Bioheat® can burn even cleaner than natural gas!

Even without biodiesels, today’s heating oil is not your dad’s heating oil. Today’s heating oil is ultra-low sulfur heating oil, reducing particulate emissions by 99% and nitrous oxide emissions by 30% versus the fuel used 30-years ago.

Other Advantages Of Heating Oil

On a cold winter’s day, you want to get warm fast when you come home. For that, heating oil leaves natural gas in the dust. No energy source gets your home warm and comfortable faster than heating oil.
It should also be noted that:

With PitStop Fuels’ Automatic Delivery, you have peace of mind that you’ll always have heating oil. You are not at the mercy of a natural gas utility’s infrastructure. Something going wrong with that infrastructure nowhere near your home could leave you without heat for hours. That’s never a problem with heating oil!

PitStop Fuels is a locally-based company. We’re right here in your community. If you need us, we’re promptly there for you. A big regional utility cannot give that kind of responsive, personal service. Our heating oil pricing is competitive, transparent, and aboveboard. We’re so confident of that, we post our daily heating oil price every day on our home page!

PitStop Fuels is southern Maine’s leader for dependable heating oil delivery. Become a customer today and let us show you the difference we can make!