Whether you currently use fuel oil to heat your home and are considering converting to natural gas, or you are building a new home and need to decide on which heating source is right for you, here is what you need to know about the benefits of fuel oil.
Oil Heat Is A Smart Choice For The Environment
According to the National Energy Coalition, oil fuel releases virtually zero emissions into the atmosphere. Manufactures who produce oil burners have developed technology for oil burners that reduce emissions even more by re-burning the gas that collect in the flue of the furnace or boiler. The oil heat industry is also busy creating new custom blends, like Bioheat, that pair biofuels with oil that has a reduced sulfur content, which will make it even cleaner. Natural gas, on the other hand, is comprised of 95 percent methane, a greenhouse gas which is extremely bad for the environment.
Oil Heat Provides Independence And Peace Of Mind
With an oil heat tank, you have your own backup reserve. You decide how much you want to buy and store, and you store it on your property. You don't have to worry about an interruption in the natural gas supply line like your neighbors may have to. A natural gas outage during winter could be devastating, leaving people scrambling to keep their homes warm and potentially, finding alternative methods to cook, do the dishes, or bathe if they also rely on natural gas for cooking and heating water. Stored oil heat provides a sense of security electric and natural gas can't.
Oil Heat Is More Budget Friendly Than Natural Gas Or Electric Heat
All heating sources fluctuate; it's the nature of economics and supply and demand. But with fuel oil, you are less likely to be subjected to the fluctuations. Because you are in possession of the storage tank, you can decide how much you want to buy and when you want to buy it. This allows you to "lock in" your price rather than being at the mercy of the gas or electric companies. Most oil companies also allow you to pay monthly if you prefer rather than paying for it all at once. You are also not subject to disconnection for non-payment. Financial difficulties happen sometimes, and the last thing you need to worry about is keeping your family warm. With oil heat, you know your supply is safe and secure.
For more information, talk to a professional like Small & Sons Oil Dist Co.