Have you bought a home with heating oil? Congratulations!
While some may think that natural gas is a better option for heating your home, they’re wrong. You’ve got the best fuel choice.
Here are six ways that’s true.
How much hotter does heating oil burn than natural gas? You’ll be surprised. It burns 300˚ hotter!
Why is that important? Think about how cold it can get here in the Hudson Valley and Catskills regions. When you come in from that cold, you want your home to be warm fast. With that hotter burning, heating oil will have your home warm way faster than natural gas!
Natural gas demand can be greater than the natural gas supply during the winter. But that rarely happens with heating oil!
When you use natural gas to heat your home, you are dependent on a utility’s distribution system. If something happens to a gas line or gas main elsewhere in your community, you’ll be without heat until it’s repaired. But your heating oil is stored right there at your home, so you have no worries.
When you adjust for inflation, today’s heating oil prices are about the same as they were in the mid-1970s, making heating oil a bargain source of home heat. Although natural gas can be cheaper for an equivalent volume of fuel, it doesn’t provide as much heat per dollar as heating oil, as we mentioned above.
The heating oil of today is not the heating oil of your parents’ or grandparents’ time. Today’s ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) burns 95 percent cleaner than heating oil did 50 years ago.
Heating oil is harmless at room temperature. Drop a lit match into the heating oil in your tank and it will go out just like it would in water. Heating oil must be heated to 140 degrees and vaporized in order to burn. And, unlike natural gas, heating oil won’t explode.
Resnick Energy is a leader in providing reliable heating oil delivery and competitive pricing to homes and businesses in our area. Become a customer today!