Carolina Cold—the Time for Oilheat to Really Shine

Date: February 21, 2018

Heavy snowfall

Shortly after the official start to winter, hundreds of records were broken along the Eastern Seaboard when a historic cold spell put a grip on us—from the Florida Panhandle through Carolina and all the way up into Maine.

The first few days into January, folks in the Upstate were bundling up against average temperatures of 26 degrees! If that wasn’t bad as enough, friends in the Low Country were blasted by what meteorologists called “a bomb cyclone, which dumped several inches of snow and made a complete mess out of the roads.

But as they say, all things must pass—and it did, as our winter began to act “normal” again.

The silver lining in all this is that such frigid temperatures and wintry storms reinforced the value of owning an oil-heated home in South Carolina. That’s because heating oil generates nearly 140,000 Btu’s of heat for every gallon burned and warms a home evenly and efficiently. To put that in perspective, one gallon of heating oil burned is the equivalent of about 70,000 60-watt light bulbs.

Oilheat’s powerful energy output allows homeowners to enjoy high comfort levels and great value—no matter how cold it gets! If someone is looking to find the warmest homes in South Carolina, chances are good it will be the ones heated with oil.

Of course, Palmetto State homeowners who take advantage of the latest oilheat technology increase their odds of having the warmest, most comfortable home on their block.

Technology has brought great improvements in efficiency that has reduced annual fuel consumption by as much as 40%. This has saved oilheat consumers a lot of money on fuel. And because new systems burn clean and don’t need as much fuel, they do not pose a hazard to the environment.

Additionally, sulfur levels have been reduced dramatically and home heating oil is now considered an ultra-low sulfur fuel. This improves heating system efficiency and cleanliness and reduces emissions. This reformulated fuel also eliminates the source of most equipment breakdowns. The advent of ultra-low sulfur heating oil has also paved the way for the next generation of compact, super-efficient boilers and furnaces.

Many gallons of heating oil also include Bioheat®, a blend of heating oil and renewable materials like vegetable oils. Because Bioheat integrates seamlessly with all heating oil systems, no changes to your heating equipment are necessary to enjoy this clean, powerful fuel.