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Top Reasons to Choose Heating Oil: Clean, Abundant, Safe, Efficient—Part Two

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In our previous blog, we put the focus on the clean-burning properties of today’s oilheat. This time, we will take a look at three other great benefits that people in the Great Lakes State appreciate about oilheat: safety, efficiency and abundant supply.

Safe Oilheat

Oilheat has a lot going for it, and many people put safety at the top of the list. While there are many reasons why people feel safe at home with oil heat, here are just three points to remember.

Heating oil cannot burn in its liquid state. It takes an advanced high-tech burner to ignite the oil. Before combustion can occur, heating oil must first be vaporized by your oil burner at temperatures above 140°.

Heating oil cannot explode. The fuel that is stored in your tank is very safe. If you drop a lit match into a bucket of heating oil, the flame would go out just as if you dropped the match into water.

Oilheat poses a very low risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If an oil burner malfunctions (most often due to a lack of maintenance), the safety devices in the unit will typically shut the furnace or boiler off.

Efficient Oilheat

The latest oil heating systems are small, smart and super-efficient and can save you, on average, about 30% on your annual heating costs. There are many different equipment options to fit your budget.

Abundant Heating Oil

In the past few years, a driving force for manageable oil prices has been the massive increases in U.S. crude oil production. The U.S. is producing so much oil that we are moving toward being a net exporter of oil, rather than a net importer. This could become a reality within the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Oilheat – the more you know, the happier you’ll be using it! Contact your local heating oil dealer in Michigan to learn how you can use this clean, abundant, safe and efficient fuel to your best advantage!