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Heating Oil: Your Pathway To Greater Energy Efficiency

Date: March 30, 2020

Heating oil companies: Your pathway to greater energy efficiency massachusetts

Most Massachusetts oilheat consumers recognize their heating oil company as a local, family-oriented company that goes above and beyond when it comes to delivering heating oil. But many Bay State homeowners don’t realize just how much more those companies can offer, especially when it comes to improving energy efficiency.

Many heating oil companies have expertise in all kinds of heating systems and are familiar with the best ways to maximize energy efficiency in the home. Because of this vast knowledge, your local heating oil company can serve as your go-to resource. Think of them as your energy savings partner. The comfort, safety and needs of their customers are your local dealers’ priority.

Today’s Heating Oil: Cleaner and More efficient

Heating oil companies have also embraced the movement toward ultra-low sulfur heating oil. This refined fuel reduces emissions from heating systems, lowers maintenance and improves efficiency. Cleaner-burning fuel has also paved the way for the next generation of compact, super-efficient boilers and furnaces.

Many gallons of heating oil now include Bioheat®, a blend of heating oil and renewable materials like vegetable oils. Because this fuel integrates seamlessly with all heating oil systems, much of the heating oil sold in Massachusetts is already Bioheat, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions significantly—by 52% to 86%. No changes to your existing oilheating system are necessary if you want to use Bioheat!

Benefits of Bioheat

  • The drastic reduction of sulfur present in biofuel for home heating creates far fewer system issues, which will lead to lower maintenance costs for Massachusetts homeowners.
  • Your oilheating system can burn fuel more efficiently, leading to lower heating costs due to virtually no sulfur in the system, thanks to ultra-low-sulfur Bioheat.
  • Regular heating oil has been very clean for decades, but the ultra-low sulfur Bioheat is even cleaner, producing near-zero particulate emissions.

Further improvements

Heating oil quality will further improve in the years ahead. Before long, homes heated with oil could be using even cleaner-burning bio blends.

In a continuing effort to be a partner in reducing fossil fuel use and carbon dioxide (CO2) greenhouse gas emissions, more than 300 heating oil industry leaders—many from Massachusetts—unanimously passed a resolution last year to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through the accelerated use of clean, renewable Bioheat fuel blends in heating oil.

Those in the oilheat business are excited by opportunities that will positively influence the long-term future of the industry and the environment while improving the oil heat experience for millions of customers.

If you have questions about decreasing your energy use, reducing your heating costs or simply using energy around your home in smarter ways, make sure to contact your local heating oil company for advice.

Please click here to read more about today’s clean and efficient oilheat.