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How Clean Really Is Heating Oil?

heating oil efficiency michiganHeating oil has continually evolved since it became the primary source of heating fuel for homeowners in the 1950s, and one of the most significant changes over the years has been the industry’s effort to reduce carbon emissions.

As a result, today’s heating oil burns more cleanly, with lower emissions. Consumers also benefit from better heating efficiency and easier maintenance, since highly refined, renewable and ultra-low sulfur Bioheat® creates fewer deposits on heat exchangers.

In The Future: Becoming Carbon-Neutral

Looking ahead, the heating oil industry is committed to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. As ultra-low sulfur Bioheat becomes more widespread in the coming years, home heating oil will move closer and closer to becoming a carbon-neutral fuel. This and other innovations within the industry will help to keep heating oil as a leader in America’s clean energy evolution.

How Oilheat Has Become Cleaner Over The Years

Contact your local heating oil company to learn more about modern oilheat and be sure to ask about available equipment rebatesfor new oilheating equipment. These rebates include $600 for a new oilheat boiler or furnace, $400 for a new oilheat storage tank or $1,000 for installing both a new oilheating system and an oil storage tank.

*Source: U.S. Department of Energy.