Get the best heating oil delivery and service from OSI Comfort Specialists!
If you’re among the many who use heating oil to keep your home in Staten Island or New Jersey warm, or if you’re new to using heating oil altogether, then you might have some questions about it.
At OSI Comfort Specialists, not only do we provide you with reliable heating oil delivery, but we also install, maintain, and repair oil-fired home heating systems. In other words: our team of professionals has got your back when it comes to all things related to heating oil services!
Let’s get started on some common questions when it comes to heating oil.
Where does heating oil come from?
Although No. 2 heating oil and diesel fuels share a close chemical makeup, they differ in purpose. Both are derived from crude oil through the distillation process and have a low viscosity.
No. 2 heating oil does not have a federal excise tax, so it is dyed red to distinguish it from the taxed on-road diesel fuel – like off-road diesel fuel. Because people use No. 2 heating oil for home boilers or furnaces, and not for vehicles, it does not get subject to the excise tax. To avoid confusion with regular diesel fuel, No. 2 heating oil is usually referred to as home heating oil or fuel oil.
No. 2 heating oil has a winterized variety known as winter blend. This winter blend is a combination of No. 2 heating oil and No. 1 heating oil that is less viscous, less prone to gelling in extreme cold, and easier on your furnace or boiler. Winter blend is also sometimes referred to as kerosene mix.
How is today’s heating oil different?
The substantial changes in heating oil over the past couple of decades has allowed OSI to offer our customers a superior product.
The heating oil industry has endeavored to create a cleaner, more environmentally friendly product than in the past, leading to significant changes.
Since 2012, New York has required that all heating oil delivered be ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO), which has 15 parts per million (PPM) or less sulfur content. Traditional No. 2 heating oil contains an average of 4,000 ppm. This big reduction in sulfur dramatically reduces greenhouse gas emissions while helping your heating system run smoother and with better energy efficiency.
Reducing the amount of sulfur in ULSHO has immense benefits, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This is pivotal in the fight against climate change.
Not only is lower sulfur fuel better for the environment, it’s also great for your furnace or boiler. With less sulfur in heating oil, your system will run more efficiently and use less energy overall, meaning you’ll save money on winter heating costs. Fewer sulfur deposits on heat exchangers in your furnace or boiler means less wear and tear, fewer breakdowns, and a longer life expectancy for your heating system.
This is just the beginning of the advances as the heating oil industry strives for net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.
Biodiesels, which are created from eco-friendly materials like plant oils and algae, burn cleaner than regular fuel and can help reduce our reliance on foreign oil. Our B5 Bioheat® Fuel contains 5% biodiesel.
When should I order more heating oil?
If you use Will-Call for your heating oil delivery, it is your responsibility to frequently check your heating oil tank gauge and order more before it falls below 30%.
Here’s how to check your tank gauge levels.:
On top of your heating oil tank, look for the transparent plastic tube with markings on it that resemble car fuel gauge numbers: F, ¾, ½, and so on. There is a red marker or a float inside the tube that informs you how much heating oil is in the tank.
OSI’s Automatic Delivery makes getting your heating oil easy! Our state-of-the-art software uses your heating oil usage history along with current temperatures and weather predictions to calculate when you’ll need more heating oil and make the delivery before you run low.
Get peace of mind when it comes to your home’s heating oil supply. Become an OSI Comfort Specialists customer today!
You can trust the plumbers at OSI Comfort Specialists!
If you own a home, you know that plumbing issues can happen and quite often by surprise.
Having reliable, experienced plumbers at OSI Comfort Specialists nearby and ready to help gives you peace of mind. Every one of our plumbers is a licensed and insured master plumber, so you can count on us to get the job done right.
Whatever your plumbing issue or project is, we’ll come and give you an estimate that is honest, transparent, and competitive.
Here are the most common issues our neighbors here in Nassau County and Queens contact OSI to solve:
Between kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and outdoor hoses, your home has multiple faucets. Even if just one of them starts dripping, you could end up wasting hundreds of gallons of water and see your water bills soar. We’ll get to work and fix the dripping so you can keep your water costs under control.
Clogged shower or bathtub drain
Hair isn’t the only thing that creates clogs in your bathtub or shower drain. Items such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, exfoliating scrubs, bubble baths, and bath bombs also contribute. Getting in touch with us for professional service is the wise choice if you can’t eliminate the clog on your own. You can help to prevent bathtub and shower clogs inexpensively with drain guards, which can be found at your local home improvement store or online.
A toilet that keeps running
Did you know that if a toilet frequently runs when it is not in use it can add hundreds of dollars to your annual water bill? The flapper valve, which controls the flow of water from the toilet tank to the bowl, refill tubes and flush valves is the most common culprit in this situation OSI Comfort Specialists’ plumbers will carefully inspect your toilet and fix the problem.
If you smell a foul sewer odor around your shower, tub, or sink drain, it is likely that you have a problem with your sewer or septic system. If you are on a public sewer system, it may be something off your property. Solving this problem is not a do-it-yourself project, it is a job for a professional. Get in touch with us to investigate and solve this issue.
A slow-moving drain
Do you notice that when you use one of the sinks in your home that it takes longer than it should for the water to go down the drain? The common causes of blockages in a bathroom sink include hair, shaving, soap, and toothpaste. In the kitchen, bits of food and congealed grease create blockages. Household chemicals designed to remove these blockages can cause serious damage to your drain over time, so they should be avoided. Contact us if other DIY attempts to eliminate the blockages don’t work.
From installing a faucet to dealing with leaky pipes, the expert plumbers at OSI Comfort Specialists have the knowledge, skills, and experience to get your job done right! Contact us to request a quote or request service. NOTE: If you have a plumbing emergency, please do not try to get in touch with us through this website or by email. Call us any time, day or night, at 000-000-0000 for 24/7 emergency service.
We created this site with you in mind
The internet has changed so much about how we live our lives. We shop, keep in touch with family and friends, get pizza delivered, manage our money, stay on top of current events, find dates, and more, online.
That was the inspiration for this new OSI Comfort Specialists website. The aim of the redesign was to develop a more user-friendly and informative website about our products and services.
We hope you will find our website to be a better user experience that meets our goal of making your life easier.
Updates and upgrades we have made to the website include:
- A reorganization of the website to make it easier to locate what you’re looking for
- Detailed and up-to-date information about OSI Comfort Specialists, our team, career opportunities with us, and our products and services
- A simple and searchable guide to the OSI Comfort Specialists service area
- Easy and quick forms to contact us, become a customer, request a free quote, refer a friend, and more
- Easy access to your online account where you can pay your bill, order fuel, review statements, or request equipment service
- A blog covering topical subjects related to our products and services
Don’t forget to bookmark our home page so you can come back regularly. We will be updating the site frequently with new details about our products and services as well as specials, informative blog posts that can help you with your home or business, and more!
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