Every home needs a dependable heating system, especially in cities like West Haven, CT, where winter months see low temperatures and significant snowfall. After more than 30 years of oil tank installations and repairs, Apple Oil understands heating challenges with a depth only dedicated experience can lend.
The question most homeowners face when considering a new heating system installation is whether an oil or gas unit is best for their home. Here are three major things to consider when making your decision:
1. Installation Costs
Gas heater installations can be a major problem for those living in a region without pre-installed gas lines. In addition to the need for a built-in fuel supply, gas heater installations are also more expensive than oil heater installations.
2. Fuel Costs
Gas is usually more expensive than oil; however, the price point is more predictable. Because of this, most gas heater owners will opt for repairs over replacements or upgrades for fear of switching to a different type of fuel. While it may be expensive to install a new oil heater, it will ultimately save you money by lowering your fuel demands as much as 30%.
3. Efficiency Of Fuel
Gas produces less heat per BTU (British Thermal Units), making oil the more efficient form of fuel for colder regions. Take into account variations in fuel mixtures on top of your basic fuel efficiency, as they can benefit your heater’s overall effectiveness. For example, Apple Oil has a low sulfur fuel with a “heating oil plus” additive. This supplemental mixture helps to improve the rate at which your heater burns its oil supply.
If you’re considering a new oil heating system or oil tank this winter, or if you just need heating oil delivery and occasional repairs, Apple Oil is your one-stop heating shop. Visit their website, or call (203) 934-3835 to schedule an appointment.