Why Heat With Oil?
- Home heating oil is competitive with natural gas and electricity.
- Oil-fired water heaters heat water in half the time it takes an electric water heater.
- Furnace oil is neither flammable nor explosive.
- The temperature of an oil flame is hotter than an electric, gas or propane flame which means you get a warmer house faster.
- There is less risk of carbon -monoxide poisoning with oilheat than propane or gas.
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Why did the price of furnace oil vary so much last season?
- Last September’s hurricanes down South spiked up the price of crude oil, which in turn raised all fuel prices.
- Dramatic fluctuations in the price of crude oil affect the price of furnace oil.
- Crude oil price depends on worldwide supply and demand. Demand varies worldwide and can be influenced by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Why do you not rent equipment?
- This policy allows us to keep fuel costs down, as tanks are being paid for by the customer.
- Customers tend to take better care of equipment if it is owned, rather than being rented.
Why does my house seem to use a lot more oil than my neighbour's?
- An older furnace does not run as efficiently, and uses more oil.
- Older homes are not weatherized (caulking, weather-stripping around doors) as well as homes built today.
- Is your home properly insulated. Is your attic insulated?
- Oil consumption can be related to the size of your home. Larger homes require more energy.
- Your home’s location is another factor. A home located in an open field is susceptible to winds, promoting heat escape from the home, and increasing oil consumption.
- Opening doors and windows frequently also contributes to heat escape from your home.
- Do you turn down your thermostat at night and when away from home?
Have a licensed oil burner technician perform a home energy audit to ensure that your furnace and appliances are running efficiently.