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Oil Vs. Natural Gas Heating: Get The Facts

What’s best for YOUR home?

heating oil vs natural gas maineIf you’re building a new home or need to replace the heating system in your current home, you face a choice when it comes to what fuel to use to heat your home.
Those who live in communities where there is natural gas service can ultimately choose between heating oil and natural gas.

As you make that choice, don’t let out-of-date ideas influence your decision. Especially if environmental friendliness is a priority for you. Because if you think that heating oil is somehow “dirty” while natural gas is “clean,” you may be in for a surprise.

Cleaner, greener oil heat

Today’s heating oil wasn’t what your parents or grandparents used a few decades ago. Thanks to advancements in technology, heating oil is cleaner, greener, and more efficient than ever!

Here’s something else you may not know: In the last 40 years, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from heating oil have dropped by more than 33 percent! Ultra-low sulfur heating oil has made today’s heating oil today’s ultra-clean and ultra-efficient.

More benefits of heating oil

Thanks to the ultra-low sulfur heating oil, today’s heating oil burns cleaner and leaves fewer deposits on your heating system’s equipment. That leads to less wear, fewer repairs, and a longer life expectancy.

Your heating oil is delivered to and stored right at your home. You don’t rely on a natural gas utility’s grid and won’t be left without heat if something in that grid goes wrong.

Heating oil home heating systems are also easier and much, much less expensive to install than natural gas. Today’s high-efficiency oil heating systems offer efficiencies of around 95%. That’s a far-cry from systems of only twenty years ago boasting merely 70-80%.

Heating oil is better for your wallet, too. A gallon of heating oil generates 40% more Btu’s of heat than an equivalent amount of natural gas. You need less heating oil to keep your southern Maine home warm and comfortable, which helps you save on energy costs throughout the coldest months of the year.

PitStop Fuels makes having oil heat in your home easy, with our Automatic Delivery option, and pricing and payment options to give you more control over your heating oil costs.

Become a PitStop Fuels customer and get reliable heating oil delivery you can depend on year-round.