Posted: January 15, 2016
You probably already know this, but when it comes to both warmth and safety, nothing beats oil heat. And with the personal, superior service you get from a local dealer like Swezey, it’s unbeatable.
But here’s something you may not know: Smart technology and greener heating oil can help you save money – and the environment. Unlike some industries, heating oil companies have been pressing state and federal governments to increase environmental standards when it comes to heating oil. These standards offer homeowners two great new options:
- Ultra-low sulfur fuel reduces emissions, allowing us to use technology already in Europe, for system efficiencies that can exceed 95% AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency).
- Biofuel adds a renewable component to heating oil. Made from domestically grown organic materials such as soybeans, biofuel reduces our carbon footprint, reduces foreign oil imports, and is becoming readily available.
In the last 30 years, technology has reduced heating oil’s carbon footprint by 40%. New oil burners emit near-zero levels of pollution. Heating oil today means no odor, no soot, and no residue. And if you add ultra-low sulfur fuel, and biofuel, heating oil will be as clean as or even cleaner than natural gas.
New technology will also allow you to combine solar energy with oil heat to create hybrid systems for water heating, which can reduce water heating costs by 80% and emissions by 6,000 pounds, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
The truth is drilling for natural gas – known as fracking – can damage the environment. And electricity is largely generated from burning coal. That’s why heating oil is the key to a sustainable future.
Contact us or call 631-475-0270 if there is anything more you’d like to know about today’s oil heat, or if there is anything we can help you with.