What are the Benefits of Heating Oil?

Date: April 25, 2023

Safety, Minimal Emissions, Efficiency and More

bioheat oil south carolina Heating oil continues to keep many homes and businesses in South Carolina warm and safe no matter the weather. And the cornerstone of the heating oil industry – outstanding customer service – cannot be topped.

You may already know that about positive changes taking place—a transformation that is significantly improving heating oil’s efficiency and cleanliness. This is due to vast reductions of sulfur levels in heating oil and the emergence and advancement of Bioheat® fuel.

This is only the beginning. With continued research and development by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), the quality of heating oil and heating oil equipment will get even better in the years ahead.

Heating Oil Safety

Did you know that heating oil cannot explode? The fuel that sits in your tank is as likely to explode as the water in your backyard swimming pool. It’s that safe.

Plus, with an oil tank on your property, you can always count on having a secure, on-site supply on your property. Heating oil is easily transported and handled by highly trained professionals, who use equipment and techniques that keep safety at the forefront.

Additionally, a heating oil system poses a very low risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If an oil burner malfunctions (most often due to a lack of maintenance), the safety devices in the unit will typically shut the oil furnace or oil boiler off.

Clean-Burning and Eco-Friendly

The latest heating oil systems are small, smart and super-efficient and can save you about 20% or more on your annual heating costs.

Plus, the heating oil industry remains firmly committed to green energy solutions that not only protect the environment but also enhance comfort, convenience and savings for all heating oil consumers.

That’s why the industry has dedicated itself to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for heating oil by 2050. This means that your oil-heated home will have a carbon footprint of zero.

How is this possible? One of the biggest transitions in heating oil in recent years has been the movement toward ultra-low sulfur heating oil. This refined fuel lowers maintenance, improves efficiency and reduces emissions from heating systems. Additionally, cleaner burning fuel has also paved the way for the next generation of compact, super-efficient furnaces and boilers.

Many gallons of heating oil now delivered in South Carolina also feature Bioheat fuel, a blend of traditional heating oil and renewable materials like vegetable oils, animal fats and recycled cooking oils. For anyone who wants to use Bioheat fuel, no changes to your existing heating oil system are necessary!

Read more about Bioheat fuel so you can feel good about your next heating oil delivery.

Heating Oil and Energy Efficiency

Heating oil generates nearly 140,000 Btu of heat for every gallon burned and warms a home evenly and efficiently.

This is because the flame in a heating oil system burns much hotter than many other energy systems. This produces more heat and hotter air or water. So, when the outdoor temperatures are below freezing, that powerful heat output can help keep your home as cozy as ever.

Technology has also brought great improvements in heating oil equipment efficiency that has reduced annual fuel consumption by 20% or more. This has saved heating oil consumers a lot of money on fuel.
Today’s heating equipment regularly achieves efficiency levels of 85% or better. With the introduction of higher blends of Bioheat fuel, we will start to see more super high-efficiency systems available in the U.S. These systems will achieve efficiency levels of 90% or more!

See how much you can save right now with heating oil system rebates.