Oil Heat: Still a Great Way to Heat Your Home

Posted: February 5, 2024

Heating Oil Is Clean, Safe and Efficient

People in Springfield, PA and other communities in the Delaware Valley can rest easy knowing they can always rely on heating oil to keep them safe and comfortable.

Heating Oil and Energy Efficiency

Heating oil generates nearly 140,000 Btu of heat for every gallon burned and warms a home evenly and efficiently.

This is because the flame in a heating oil system burns much hotter than many other energy systems. This produces more heat and hotter air or water. So, when the outdoor temperatures are below freezing, that powerful heat output can help keep your home as cozy as ever.

Technology has also brought great improvements in heating oil equipment efficiency that has reduced annual fuel consumption by 20% or more. This has saved heating oil consumers a lot of money on fuel.

Today’s heating equipment regularly achieves efficiency levels of 85% or better. And thanks to the advent of Bioheat® fuel, we are seeing more super high-efficiency systems available in the U.S. These systems achieve efficiency levels of 90% or more!

Is Heating Oil Safe?

Heating oil is a remarkably safe home heating fuel. First, 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 carefully transported and expertly 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.

Bioheat® Fuel Raises the Bar

Wilson Oil and Propane delivers B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel to our heating oil customers and it is an absolute game-changer when it comes to heating your home, saving you money, and helping the environment.

Bioheat fuel is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil combined with premium biofuels made from renewable resources such as animal fats, recycled restaurant cooking oils, algae, and plant oils such as soybeans and sunflower.

Because it is cleaner burning, generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional heating oil and natural gas, Bioheat fuel helps to increase system efficiency, which reduces your home heating expenses while keeping your home comfortable.

Because it is so clean burning, Bioheat 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 compared to running it with traditional heating oil. You don’t have to add anything to or modify your boiler or furnace in any way to use our B20 Bioheat Plus fuel.

Bioheat Fuel Delivery in Southeast PA and Beyond

You may be able to enjoy all the benefits of B20 Bioheat Plus fuel right now with your next heating oil delivery when you become a Wilson Oil and Propane customer.

Founded in 1926, Wilson Oil and Propane strives to provide excellent service to our customers every single day. In addition to reliable B20 Bioheat Plus Fuel deliveries, you can also count on us for propane deliveries, expert HVAC services and new heating and cooling equipment installations. In short, we offer our customers many ways to lower their energy costs and enhance their comfort.

Why not reach out to us today to find out more about all that we can offer?