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Written on: December 17, 2019


The oil heat industry continues to undergo a revolution that is significantly improving oil heat’s efficiency and cleanliness, thanks in part to vast reductions of sulfur levels.

A few years ago, Pennsylvania instituted requirements that heating oil transition to a low-sulfur blend, a fuel that contains about 75% less sulfur than conventional heating oil.

However, because of our commitment to both the environment and our customers, we went beyond this mandate. Every gallon of heating oil we purchase is ultra-low-sulfur heating oil, which has 99% less sulfur in it than standard heating oil.

the problem with sulfur

A buildup of sulfur in the heating system can lead to maintenance issues. The drastic reduction of sulfur means that there will be far fewer system issues, and that translates to lower costs for our oil heat customers.

As a result, every gallon of oil we put in your tank burns more cleanly, with lower emissions levels. You also benefit from better heating efficiency and easier maintenance, since ultra-low-sulfur oil leaves fewer deposits on heat exchangers.

This is only the beginning. The quality of heating oil will get even better in the years ahead. And that’s good news for all of us.

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