Written on: June 12, 2014
Technology has brought great improvements in efficiency, reducing annual fuel consumption by 40% and saving customers a lot of money on fuel. Because new systems burn cleanly and don’t need as much fuel, they’re better for the environment. Things will improve even more in the years ahead.
1. Greener Fuel
There is continued movement toward using ultra-low-sulfur heating oil with biofuel. This is a clean-burning fuel that produces fewer carbon emissions than natural gas, which has become more of a carbon producer due to the growing use of liquefied natural gas. Meanwhile, methane leaks from natural gas remain an environmental concern.
2. Clean-Burning Technologies.
Modern oil burners emit near-zero levels of pollution; heating with oil today means no odors, soot or other residue in your home. Widespread use of ultra-low-sulfur diesel, combined with cutting-edge emissions-control technologies, can reduce already low emissions even further.
3. Fuel conservation technologies.
Today’s high-efficiency oil heat systems not only save a lot money, they also help the environment because less fuel is used.
4. High-Tech Hybrids
Solar and geothermal energies are being integrated with oil heat in hybrid systems for water heating. That means a household’s water can be heated with little or no fuel required. A solar water heater can reduce water heating bills by as much as 80% and reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 6,000 lbs.*
* U.S. Department of Energy
5. Abundant Supply.
Experts believe that today, there are at least 5 trillion barrels of world petroleum resources. To put that in perspective, the world has produced about 1 trillion barrels of oil since the start of the oil industry in the mid-1800s. Not only isn’t the world running out of oil anytime soon, estimates for the global stock of oil keep growing.
6. Service That Can’t Be Beat.
You can always expect a fast and courteous response from us whenever you need help. We think that’s one of the most important differences between utility companies and local fuel dealers like us. Utilities have been conditioned to think more about numbers than people, in large part because they are monopolies that are more focused on financial and operational aspects than on customer service. In this respect, they are the opposite of local fuel oil dealers. Who would you rather call when you have a heating emergency?