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Is Heating Oil Or Electricity Cheaper For Heating Your Home?

Date: March 12, 2021

Electrification Is Not The Answer

home heating options massachusettsMany organizations, municipalities, and states have come to the conclusion that heating homes with electricity is the best choice when it comes to environmental friendliness.

That belief is misguided and could have disastrous consequences for residents of greater Boston.

Not only is electricity not the environmentally friendly energy the industry paints it as, but it is also an incredibly expensive option for home heating, especially in colder climates like ours.

When you heat your home with B40 Bioheat® SuperPlus from Cubby Oil, you’re not just doing better for the planet than heating with electricity, you’re making the fiscally sound choice.

Our B40 Bioheat® SuperPlus helps your heating system run more efficiently, reducing your heating costs even more. And because it’s so much more clean-burning, B40 Bioheat® SuperPlus may help reduce breakdowns and extend the life expectancy of your heating system, saving you even more money!

Heating Oil’s Efficiency

Get warm and stay warm.

Electric heat pumps can only heat air to about 98˚ Fahrenheit. So, they need to work harder and longer than oil-fired furnaces and boilers to heat your home.

Oil heat gets your home warm faster than any other fuel source. And its even, efficient heating means you don’t have to run your heating system as long or as often.

Combine this with today’s high-efficiency oil-fired furnaces and boilers, which can reach efficiencies as high 95%, and oil heating becomes the more cost-effective fuel for heating your home.

Do Better For The Environment

While electrification proponents claim electricity is an environmentally better energy source, they don’t want you to look closely at how electricity is generated and brought to our homes.

About half of the electricity generated in the United States is generated by coal-fired power plants. And more than 25% of the greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. are a result of the production of electricity. Only transportation generates more greenhouse gas emissions.

The transmission of electricity is very inefficient. When propane travels from the power plant through the power lines to your home, the electrons in the power lines encounter resistance, resulting in a loss of energy. It takes three units of source energy to get one unit of electricity into your home. That means more coal must be burned, generating more carbon, to get electricity to our homes.

Become a Cubby Oil customer and get the efficiency and comfort that comes with using our environmentally friendly B40 Bioheat® SuperPlus!

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