Written on: November 27, 2023
While prices will always rise and fall, homeowners who rely on heating oil to keep warm will consistently get great value for their energy dollars. Here’s why.
Heating oil produces a tremendous amount of heating energy, providing both efficiency and comfort. For every gallon of heating oil consumed, nearly 140,000 Btu’s of heat are produced. That’s the equivalent of about 70,000 60-watt lightbulbs! It’s also far more heating energy than what natural gas, propane gas or electricity can generate. Here’s how we know this.
Energy or heat content can be used to compare energy sources or fuels on an equal basis. Fuels can be converted from physical units of measure (such as weight or volume) to a common unit of measurement of the energy or heat content of each fuel. For example, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) uses BTU as a unit of energy content, and has calculated these sample BTU conversion factors:
Technology has also brought great improvements in heating oil equipment efficiency, which has reduced annual fuel consumption by as much as 40%. Naturally, this has saved heating oil consumers a lot of money on fuel.
Plus, the B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel Westmore delivers is cleaner burning than conventional heating oil. This helps to increase system efficiency even more and reduces your home heating expenses, all while keeping your home warm and comfortable.
B20 Bioheat Plus fuel leaves fewer deposits on your system’s internal parts. That helps to reduce wear and tear, meaning you will likely have fewer breakdowns and a longer life expectancy for your heating oil boiler or heating oil furnace than compared to operating it with traditional heating oil.
And while B20 Bioheat Plus fuel can do all these things, it functions pretty much the same way conventional No. 2 heating oil does. That means you don’t need to modify your boiler or furnace in any way.
Many new heating oil boilers use energy-saving controls that greatly reduce fuel usage during mildly cold weather and provide more even heat with fewer temperature swings.
Plus, high-efficiency heating oil furnaces feature variable speed motors that use about 80% less electricity than older motors and provide more consistent airflow and temperatures.
Modern heating oil systems are also much smaller than older ones. The average boilers and furnaces today are compact yet powerful, and similar in size to a three-drawer filing cabinet.
Did you know that heating oil cannot explode? The fuel that sits in your tank is as likely to explode as the water in your backyard swimming pool. It’s that safe.
Plus, with a heating oil tank on your property, you can always count on having a secure, on-site supply. Heating oil is easily transported and handled by highly trained professionals, who use equipment and techniques that keep safety at the forefront.
Additionally, a heating oil system poses a very low risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If an oil burner malfunctions (most often due to a lack of maintenance), the safety devices in the unit will typically shut the heating oil furnace or heating oil boiler off.
A secure supply, ultra clean-burning B20 Bioheat Plus fuel and a superior service department are among the attributes that make Westmore Fuel stand out.
We provide heating 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.