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Staying Comfortable with Heating Oil

Oilheat Companies Provide Important Support

biofuel industry michiganAn independent research study once asked homeowners who heat with oil whether they trusted their heating oil company or other energy providers more.

Homeowners chose local heating oil companies by almost a 4-to-1 margin! Trust is the foundation on which Michigan heating oil companies operate, and they are proud to have earned the confidence of so many customers.

Most customers also appreciate all of the benefits of heating their home with oil.

For starters, heating oil generates a whopping 138,000 Btu’s of heat for every gallon burned and warms a home evenly and efficiently.

The flame in a heating oil system burns much hotter than other energy systems. This produces more heat and warmer air or water. So when the outdoor temperature starts dipping into the single digits and a howling wind is rattling your windows, that powerful heat output can help keep your home as cozy as ever.

In addition, technology has brought great improvements in heating system efficiency that has reduced annual fuel consumption by as much as 40%. This has saved oilheat consumers a lot of money on fuel.
For example, many new oil boilers use energy-saving controls that greatly reduce fuel usage during mildly cold weather and provide a more even heat with fewer temperature swings. In the same vein, high-efficiency oil furnaces feature variable speed motors that use about 80% less electricity than older motors and provide more consistent airflow and temperatures.

Of course, to enjoy these great benefits of oilheat, you need a reliable supplier. Heating oil companies are renowned for the level of support they provide. During extreme cold, drivers often work long hours to make sure that all customers have fuel in their tanks.

Bioheat® Fuel: The Future

The oilheat industry continues to undergo a revolution that is significantly improving efficiency and cleanliness, thanks to the combination of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) and the advent of Bioheat® fuel.

Bioheat fuel is a blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and biodiesel, which is composed of various organic products, including vegetable oils, animal fats and even algae. New studies have shown the viability of using various grasses for the production of biodiesel.

Biodiesel is considered a biogenic fuel that reduces carbon 100%. By contrast, when fossil fuels that do not contain biodiesel are burned, they take carbon that was stored in the ground and put it back into the atmosphere.

In contrast, the combustion of biofuels and other biogenic energy sources actually recycles carbon-dioxide emissions through renewable plant materials and other biomass feedstocks. That’s why you’ll be hearing a lot about net-zero carbon emissions in the years ahead.