There are many ways to heat your home. Oil is a top choice, offering reliability and safety while ensuring your home has the warmth it needs all season long. Below are five critical FAQs about heating oil and how it may be the option for you.
Answers to Common FAQs About Heating Oil
Is Heating Oil a Clean Fuel Source?
Heating oil is a clean fuel source when used in a properly installed and maintained system. Oil will burn clean with minimal soot or dirt, specifically in newer systems. Older systems with routine maintenance and cleaning will also be free of soot. In addition, there are no odors associated with a well-cared for oil system.
Is Oil Cost Effective?
Home heating oil is incredibly efficient, making it a cost-effective option for your property. Current systems are the most efficient they’ve ever been, with oil prices becoming more stable than other fuel sources. Many systems now bear the ENERGY STAR® label as well. Oil offers more heat per unit of energy, or BTUs, than other fuel sources, requiring you to use less of it to keep your home warm.
Is Heating Oil Safe?
Oil for your home is safe and does not produce enough vapors to cause explosions; it also doesn’t burn in a liquid state. Oil will not support a flame unless the temperature is higher than 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
What Is the Impact of Heating Oil on the Environment?
Heating oil burns cleanly and is environmentally biodegradable with no carcinogens. In recent years, new technology and laws governing oil have reduced the negative impact on the environment. Extraction, refining, and storing are all carefully monitored to ensure less pollution to air, soil, and water. Some companies now incorporate non-petroleum fuel blends such as animal fat and vegetable oil to make oil even greener.
How Do I Get Home Heating Oil?
Most Full Service companies offer an automatic home heating oil delivery service to guarantee you are never without your supply. You can also call in for oil when you have about one-third of your tank left. We do recommend Automatic Delivery because it’s one less thing you have to worry about.
For more than 30 years, Apple Oil has been the top provider of heating oil for the New Haven and Fairfield County area. Commercial and residential customers trust their team of technicians to ensure they have the oil supply for their heating needs. The oil company also provides an on-call service to help with any emergencies. If you need an installation or repair, as well as home heating oil delivery, call (203) 934-3835 or visit the website.