The cleanest, safest and most reliable fuel money can buy. That’s what you get with oil heat. And things will only get better! In the years ahead:
- All heating oil dealers will be delivering fuel with ultra-low sulfur levels. This opens the door for dealers to sell super-efficient heating systems (exceeding 95% AFUE), which previously had only been available outside the United States.
- Most heating oil will contain 20% biodiesel. This renewable biofuel blend produces fewer carbon emissions than natural gas, which has now become more of a carbon producer due to the growing use of liquefied natural gas. Meanwhile, methane leaks from natural gas continue to remain an environmental concern.
- Most people will have oil heat systems that allow their oil dealer to remotely monitor the status of the equipment at all times and get a warning sign for potential problems. Wireless monitors will become standard on oil tanks, letting dealers know when oil drops to a certain level. Once it does, they proactively make a fuel delivery.
- Oil heating equipment will continue to evolve and incorporate the latest advancements for efficiency and comfort, giving you a lot more warmth for a lot less fuel. There are already two-stage oil burners and variable-speed furnace motors that conserve fuel. Many new oil boilers now include outdoor reset controls to enhance efficiency and comfort.