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Oilheat Vs. The Polar Vortex

oilheat in extreme weather michiganWe all know that Michigan winters can be brutally cold sometimes, but according to weather forecasters, this winter may be extra challenging. It appears that the polar vortex is heading our way once again.

Areas in our country expected to be impacted the most include the central U.S. and parts of the Northeast.

The polar vortex is so named because of a counter-clockwise spin of Arctic air that occurs around the North Pole. Sometimes, this bone-chilling air mass will split and push super-frigid cold air south—that means to us!

Fortunately, it’s on the coldest days—polar vortex or not– that oilheat delivers its greatest value.
Why do you stay warm with oilheat? This is due to oilheat’s high efficiency. The flame in a heating oil system burns hundreds of degrees hotter than in other energy systems. This produces more heat and warmer air or water, which results in more even heat throughout the house.

Michiganders who heat with oil can also count on solid support from local heating oil dealers, whose number one job is to keep their customers safe and warm. Read more.

Oilheat Keeps Getting Better

As ultra-low sulfur Bioheat® fuel 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 energy evolution.

Knowing more about today’s oilheat in Michigan will make you feel good about how you heat your home—now and well into the future.