Date: June 1, 2020
If you’re house-hunting here in Greater Boston, you have a lot of choices to make: What part of town you want to be, what style of house you want, and what kind of projects you’re willing to tackle.
You should also be thinking about what heating fuel your new home will use.
Technology has helped today’s oil heating systems reach efficiency ratings of up to 95% – a far cry from ratings in the 65-70% range that dominated the market 30 years ago. That’s why upgrading your oil-fired heating system to a new, more energy-efficient system can lower your energy costs by up to 30% compared to electrical heating systems.
Oil-heated homes are comfortable even during the coldest days of winter because heating oil quickly burns at 2,200˚ Fahrenheit. That’s much higher than homes with electric heat pumps. And, it gets your home warm faster than any other heating fuel source.
Today’s low-sulfur oil heat is 95 percent cleaner than in 1970. And our B40 Bioheat is made with 40% renewable, locally produced biofuels. B40 Bioheat dramatically reduces greenhouse gas emissions. New oil-fired heating systems produce no soot, dirt or odor. In fact, one Btu of heat produced by a properly maintained oil heating system releases fewer pollutants than one BTU produced by natural gas.
Home heating oil can’t be ignited in its liquid state. It must be vaporized before it can burn inside the advanced inner workings of your oil burner or furnace. Heating oil also contains no cancer-causing agents, so it can be safely stored inside your home.
Today’s oil-fired boilers and furnaces can last 30 years or more with proper maintenance. And using our B40 Bioheat means there’s less wear and tear over its lifespan. Today’s double-wall heating oil tanks can also last that long, too!