Written on: October 24, 2022
Oils have been used for heating and cooking for centuries, but today’s modern heating oil is a far cry from the heating oil of generations past. So, what is heating oil, anyways? It’s a good question. Read on to learn the basics about heating oil and how it can help you stay comfortable this coming winter.
Advances in technology have helped heating oil become more clean-burning, efficient and environmentally friendly. Today’s modern heating oil is made from a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and organic biodiesel. This blend includes natural materials like recycled cooking oils, soybean oil, tallow, animal fats, algae and other plant and animal-based ingredients. That’s why modern heating oil is so much better for both the environment, and your heating equipment too. Because it’s natural, it doesn’t cause harsh wear-and-tear or buildup on your system. That means you system could “live” longer and need fewer repairs or upgrades over time.
It bears repeating that today’s heating oil is not the heating oil of a generation ago. Thanks to advances such as ultra-low sulfur heating oil and the development of biodiesel, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from heating oil have plummeted by more than one-third! Speaking of emissions, the main component of natural gas is methane, a greenhouse gas. Using natural gas for heating creates more greenhouse gases than today’s cleaner-burning heating oil!
With these advances, the heating oil industry is on track for its goal to have net-zero emissions by the year 2050 – wow! And when you choose heating oil, you can be a part of that progress and make a difference for the environment – all while lowering your energy usage and your utility bills.
With heating oil, reducing your energy usage is easy. Today’s high-efficiency oil heating systems offer efficiencies of around 95%. Just twenty years ago, when more traditional heating oil was common, efficiencies were only at 70–80%. Plus, just one gallon of heating oil generates 40% more Btu’s of heat than an equivalent amount of natural gas. You simply don’t use as much energy to heat your home, and you can see the impact on your heating bills right away.
When you get your heating oil delivery from Anyzek Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, you get all the benefits of heating oil, plus the outstanding service we have been providing in Gloucester, Camden, and Burlington counties since 1932. Our team of professionals has been here for a long time and we are committed to quality service in everything we do.
Get quality service from a local, family-owned business, including our automatic heating oil delivery, if you choose. We schedule the delivery. You don’t have to lift a finger! Become an Anyzek customer today!