If you currently heat your home with costly electric heat or with natural gas you can save real money by converting to oil heat. No matter how you look at it Oil heat beats the competition. Conversion can be a complicated process and often makes the most sense when it's time to upgrade or replace your current system. Check out some of the realities of oil heat:

Misconception: Oil heat is old fashioned.

Reality: Oil heat is a modern, efficient and environmentally friendly fuel source warming over 10 million homes in the USA. Over 350,000 of those homes were built in the last decade. The heating oil industry as a whole is on the cutting edge of technology. Clearburn Science has produced cleaner burning fuel, solid-state microprocessor electronic controls and high static pressure flame-retention burners. State-of-the-art below and above ground storage tanks offer customized, attractive solutions for homeowners.

Misconception: Oil heat is dirty.
  Reality: Heating oil is as clean or cleaner than other fuel sources and that simple fact is verified by the EPA. They say that modern heating oil burners are one of the cleanest combustion sources available. They release near zero levels of smoke and combustion discharge and produce less greenhouse gas than natural gas systems. Home heating oil also non-toxic, biodegradable and burns 400 degrees hotter than natural gas.
Misconception: Heating with oil is dangerous.
  Reality: Heating oil is one of the safest fuels available. When's the last time you heard of a neighborhood being evacuated because of a heating oil leak? Heating oil simply does not have the explosive quality of natural gas. You can actually drop a lit match in a bucket of heating oil and nothing will happen. Home heating oil also has an extraordinarily low risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Did you know these facts about Oil vs. Gas?

  • Gas heating conversion, removal, plumbing, electrical, chimney work and ducting could run as high as $5-$6,000.

  • Oil heat is provided by many companies, all actively engaged in a highly competitive industry.

  • Even without considering the costs of conversion, oil prices have in recent years been less than those for gas, when computed on the basis of British Thermal Units, or B.T.U.'s, In fact, according to statistics compiled by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, a state agency that monitors utilities, the average price for home heating oil was lower than the average price for natural gas on a B.T.U. basis.

  • While parts and labor for a new gas boiler would normally cost anywhere from $3,000 to $4,000, homeowners often fail to take into consideration the costs associated with abandoning the existing oil storage tank.