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.
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.
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
you know these facts about Oil vs. Gas?
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
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
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.