Written on: October 23, 2023
During a time when everything—and we mean everything—seems to be getting more expensive, we have been able to hold the line on our service plan coverage. In fact, we haven’t increased the annual cost of our service plans since 2015. Instead, we’ve been able to refine our service plans and lower their prices. How was that possible?
It all comes down to the cutting-edge heating oil that we deliver. The evolution of our fuel has significantly improved how clean it burns in boilers and furnaces.
The combination of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and renewable biofuel generates less than a tablespoon of soot per year and reduces the number of gallons most customers consume. The result: most people don’t need to get their systems tuned up every year, as they did in the past. That’s why the tune-up cost is no longer built into our service plans. This has allowed us to hold the line on our service plan costs.
Of course, we still perform tune-ups as needed for customers who wish to have this service done during the off-peak season, which runs from March 1 through October 15. But this way, only customers who really need tune-ups pay for them. We generally recommend tune-ups every three years for most customers, and we charge a discounted rate for this maintenance service.
Our renewable B20 Bioheat fuel dramatically reduces emissions of particulate matter, sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide. The overall use of Bioheat fuel eliminates thousands of metric tons of carbon dioxide each year in Connecticut and New York!
Bioheat fuel also produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than natural gas. Methane—the main component of natural gas—has the capacity to trap so much heat in the atmosphere that, over one century, one ton of this gas causes 32 times as much warming as one ton of carbon dioxide.*
Bioheat fuel also reduces energy consumption by providing a cleaner and more complete energy-efficient burn. As a result, there is less wear and tear on heating equipment.
The carbon emissions from biofuel are considered recycled carbon since that carbon becomes fully absorbed by the plant materials contained in biofuel.
In contrast, when traditional fossil fuels that do not contain biofuel are burned, they take carbon that was originally stored in the ground and release 100% of that carbon into the atmosphere, where it will remain for decades. The endgame is to transition to B100 Bioheat fuel (100% renewable biofuel).
That’s why you’ll be hearing a lot about net-zero carbon emissions in the years ahead.
As a bonus, our New York customers can apply for a 20¢-per-gallon tax credit for using our B20 Bioheat fuel. That translates into a $200 savings for every 1,000 gallons delivered!
So, why not save money on fuel, equipment maintenance and repairs with Westmore Fuel? We’re the leader in providing a new generation of clean-burning heating fuel for your New York or Connecticut home.
A secure supply, ultra clean-burning B20 Bioheat fuel and a superior service department are among the attributes that make Westmore Fuel stand out.
We provide fuel and equipment service to Darien, Greenwich, Stamford, and nearby communities in Connecticut. We also deliver fuel and service to New York communities, including Port Chester, Mount Kisco, New Rochelle, and White Plains.
Contact us to learn more about Westmore Fuel, a company built around its customers.
*Source: Los Angeles Times, 3-2-2019.