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Upgrading Your Oilheat System vs. Converting

Date: January 20, 2020

Upgrading your oilheat system vs. converting

South Carolinians who have oilheating equipment that’s 20 years or older may be considering switching to another fuel to heat their home because they think this move could save them a lot of money.

But the fact is, the upfront cost to convert can typically cost you thousands of dollars. And it’s really doesn’t make sense to switch to a less efficient fuel when safe oilheat can keep you warm even on the coldest of nights.

That’s because heating oil generates a high number of Btu’s of heat, so it will warm your South Carolina home more evenly. Your home will be among the warmest on the block every winter. That’s why oilheat is the ultimate comfort fuel!

Modern, efficient oilheating systems in well-insulated homes can help homeowners achieve the same amount of warmth while using much less fuel. This results in huge savings and reduces consumption considerably.

Oilheat systems are really no different than any other outdated heating system, regardless of the fuel used. Old systems can generate higher-than-necessary fuel bills, but they can be easily replaced with equipment that incorporates today’s new oilheat technology.

Long-lasting benefits of investing in a new oilheating system

You may be surprised at all the advances made in oilheat equipment since you last replaced your heating system. Has it been more than 20 years? You’re probably ready. And with the availability of up to $500 in rebates available through the South Carolina Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (SCCPMA), it is easier than ever to cut your fuel costs and save even more by upgrading to the best oilheating system available.

Today’s oil furnaces and oil boilers offer homeowners a great opportunity to increase their comfort while decreasing their energy usage. New systems now heat homes using significantly less energy compared to older generation equipment. Energy-efficient equipment can be installed with the latest technologically advanced controls to use only as much fuel as needed to heat your home or a specific part of your home.

In terms of tanks, today’s fuel storage tanks are light-years ahead of old models because they are virtually leak-proof. If your oil tank is more than 30 years old, it’s a good idea to speak with your South Carolina oilheat equipment provider or HVAC contractor about your replacement options.

Browse our website to read more about how to qualify for oil heating equipment rebates and read other news about today’s oilheat.