Oil Heat Is Still a Great Way to Heat Your Home

Written on: February 19, 2024

Today’s heating oil is safe, effective and greener than ever!

heating oil Nassau County, NY New York homeowners have plenty of ways to heat their houses now. How do you think home heating oil stacks up to other energy sources?

Unfortunately, too many folks in Queens and Nassau County think that oil heat involves a lot of ash and black smoke, the way it sometimes did in the mid-20th century. But the fact of the matter is that today’s heating oil is light years more refined, efficient and eco-friendly than it used to be. But it still provides dependable, robust heat whenever you need it.

Here are four reasons that heating oil is still a fantastic home heating fuel.

Heating oil produces lots of warmth.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a single gallon of heating oil can generate an amazing 138,500 Btu of heat energy. You’d need about 41 kilowatt hours of electricity or 134 cubic feet of natural gas to produce that much heat.

Heating oil is a tried and tested method for warming homes during icy New York winters. You can be confident your oil furnace or boiler will get the job done.

Heating oil equipment is more efficient than ever.

With modern boilers and furnaces, you can rest assured that almost all the energy generated from your heating oil is going to keep your loved ones comfortable and safe. Very little energy is wasted. That’s because today’s oil-fired heating equipment can have a fuel efficiency rating of 90% or higher. These oil furnaces and boilers consume, on average, 500 fewer gallons of fuel annually than they did in the 1970s.

Heating oil is clean and green.

For some time now, petroleum-based heating oil has been ultra-low-sulfur. This has been excellent for reducing its emissions, but at OSI Comfort Specialists, we go a step further by delivering Bioheat® fuel. This product is an eco-friendly blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and organic biodiesel. Our fuel reduces sulfur dioxide emissions by 80%, nitrogen dioxide emissions by up to 30% and carbon emissions by 20%.

That’s great for the environment and your equipment because Bioheat fuel leaves fewer deposits in your heat exchangers. You’ll need less maintenance, and your heating equipment will last longer.

Heating oil is safe.

Oil heat is just about the safest way to heat your home. Unlike natural gas or propane, heating oil will not explode in its liquid form. A lit match dropped into a bucket of heating oil would go out immediately. Your equipment turns it into vapor and superheats it to make it combust.

Plus, modern heating oil tanks have double wall designs and other safety features to make them virtually leak-proof!

Trust OSI Comfort for heating oil delivery.

Households in our region know they can count on OSI Comfort Specialists for dependable heating oil delivery. We offer free automatic delivery of our premium Bioheat fuel. Our computerized system will track your fuel usage, so you can be confident you’ll never be without the fuel you need.

Reach out to us today to become an OSI Comfort Specialists customer.