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Bioheat Vs. Electrification And Heat Pumps 

Date: November 2, 2020

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Why the electrification push is bad news for consumers like you

With the growing concern over greenhouse gases and climate change, alongside the realization that the door is closing on the chance to stop catastrophic changes to our climate and environment, many are looking for solutions in terms of how we heat our homes.

That search has led some areas to begin the push to “electrify everything.” When it comes to home heating, that means we would replace our oil-, natural gas-, and propane-fired furnaces and boilers with electric heat pumps, which come with their own fair share of issues.

The Problem With Heat Pumps

Both cities and states are advocating for us to change our home heating systems to electric heat pumps. That conversion is undeniably expensive.

How expensive? Prepare yourself for some sticker shock. According to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Council, even with initiatives in-place, the average cost for the conversion of a 1,502 square foot home between 2014 and 2019 was a whopping $20,428.

Only 622 homeowners took advantage of those incentives, and 89% of them ended up keeping their existing heating system as a backup because the electric heat pumps performed so poorly when it came to keeping their homes warm throughout the Massachusetts winter season.

All that money and hassle was essentially wasted because it didn’t eliminate their fossil fuel consumption even a bit.

The Problem With Electricity

A lot of people see fossil fuels like propane, natural gas, or heating oil as somehow “dirty” while electricity is “cleaner.”

But dig deeper, and you see just how wrong that point of view is.

FACT: Most of the electricity we use here in Massachusetts is generated by natural gas, coal, and nuclear power. All of those have serious environmental consequences that come with them. And while the idea of renewable energy is great, it just hasn’t happened yet and won’t for a long while. Less than 10% of our electricity supply comes from renewable resources like solar or wind energy.

Bioheat: The Planet Friendly Fuel

If you want to make a positive impact on the environment, heat your home with Bioheat SuperPlus B40® from Cubby Oil!

What makes our Bioheat SuperPlus an eco-friendlier option rather than going with electricity for home heating? Two things: Biodiesels and ultra-low sulfur heating oil.

Our Bioheat SuperPlus B40 is made with 40% biodiesels, which are made from renewable resources like plant oils like soybean or sunflower, recycled cooking oils, animal fats, and algae. These materials are locally sourced, meaning local businesses are supported and local landfills are a little less full.

Ultra-low sulfur heating oil on its own dramatically reduces the greenhouse gas emissions from heating oil. But with Bioheat SuperPlus B40 being made with 40% biodiesels, it is incredibly clean burning. In fact, it has fewer emissions than natural gas!

And B40 is just the beginning of where Cubby Oil is going with Bioheat SuperPlus! We’re testing a B50 version, meaning your Bioheat SuperPlus will be 50% biodiesels, with customers who volunteered to help us test it. And soon, we’ll be testing B100. That’s right, 100% biodiesels! If the success continues, you will keep your home warm with a renewable, environmentally friendly fuel made right here in the United States!

Our company is committed to delivering clean, green eco-friendly Bioheat SuperPlus to all of our customers. And no matter what, we will keep you nice and warm, regardless of the weather. Become a customer today and experience the Cubby Oil & Energy difference.

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