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A Heating Oil Company's Guide to Biofuel June 22, 2018

West Haven, New Haven County
A Heating Oil Company's Guide to Biofuel, West Haven, Connecticut

If you have an oil furnace and are seeking a clean way to heat your home and be good to the environment, you may want to consider purchasing biofuel from your local heating oil supplier. Serving the residents of West Haven, CT, for more than three decades, the team from Apple Oil explains this alternative energy source.

What Is Biofuel?

Biofuel is a heating product produced by living matter, such as plants, through processes like agriculture or anaerobic digestion by bacteria. Because it’s made from renewable resources rather than fossil fuels, like the more common forms of heating oil, it’s incredibly eco-friendly. Ethanol and biodiesel are the two most-used ones. They are excellent alternatives to propane, coal, and natural gas.

What Are the Benefits?

heating oilIn addition to being healthy for the environment, biofuels offer numerous advantages. Although the cost per gallon is comparable to other energy sources, when you put biofuels in your furnace, it will require less maintenance and will enjoy an increased life span, meaning you’ll spend less on upkeep and avoid the need for an early replacement. Also, by using this fuel source, you’ll contribute to the creation of jobs in this industry. 

How Easy Is It to Switch?

If you currently have an oil furnace, you can use biofuels without making any changes to the components. Before you order this energy source, experts recommend checking the furnace for signs of corrosion since biofuels will speed up already existing disintegration. Then, make the transition gradually: Start by using a mix of 98% regular oil and 2% biofuel. The next time you fill up, do a mix of 95% of the former and 5% of the latter and so on until you reach 100% biofuel.

For the highest quality heating oil and delivery services in New Haven and Fairfield counties, turn to Apple Oil. They offer a wide range of products, including biofuel; they can even install a new oil tank and help you maintain it. They offer same-day delivery if you call by 12 p.m., and new customers get a discount on their first oil delivery. To learn more, call (203) 934-3835, or visit them online for more information.

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