You may be surprised how many of your neighbors here in the Hudson Valley and Catskills regions use kerosene in their homes. You might have thought kerosene went the way of sock hops and “Leave it to Beaver.”
But kerosene is still a great fuel option for many homes here, which is why Resnick Energy continues to offer safe, dependable delivery of kerosene.
Here are some benefits kerosene offers.
In proper conditions (safely stored in an appropriate container, in a temperature-controlled environment away from rain and sunlight), kerosene will remain stable and usable for up to 10 years. Gasoline or heating oil will not last that long. And unlike heating oil, kerosene does not gel in very cold weather.
Kerosene is relatively inexpensive to produce, so it usually is one of the more cost-effective home fuels available.
Kerosene can do more than heat your home. It can also be used as a fuel for kerosene stoves, meaning you can cook with it. And kerosene lamps will keep your home lit whether the power’s out or your home is off the grid.
Kerosene provides 135,000 Btu per gallon. That makes it one of the most efficient fuels for home use. Propane provides 91,330 Btu per gallon. Electricity only offers 3,412 Btu per kilowatt hour. With kerosene, you get 90% efficiency, compared with a paltry 31% for electricity.
Many people use kerosene for space heating. When you compare kerosene with wood or coal, other common fuels for space heating, kerosene burns much cleaner. That makes it better for the environment.
This is another way kerosene’s clean burning makes it a better heating choice than wood or coal. Kerosene produces much less carbon monoxide, which is dangerous and potentially deadly when it builds up in your home. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that replaces oxygen in red blood cells, depriving vital organs like your brain, lungs, and heart of the oxygen they need to function.
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