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Does Switching Fuels Make Sense?

Invest in heating oil efficiency instead

Many people mistakenly believe they’ll get a big payout if they switch from heating oil to another heating fuel. But just the mere price to convert your heating system typically costs thousands and thousands of dollars.

Most of the time, the conversion cost is a lot more than if you had just simply swapped out your old oilheating system for a new high-efficiency oil boiler or furnace.

Remember, the key to saving money and conserving energy is efficiency. And you can get that high efficiency with new, modern oilheating system technology—not through choosing this fuel or that fuel.

An old system, whether it’s heating oil or any other fuel source, will not be nearly as efficient as the new higher-efficiency systems that are now available. So why not invest in heating oil efficiency?

Oiheat keeps your home warm

Heating oil generates a high number of Btu’s of heat, so it will warm your Hudson Valley home more evenly. Your home will be among the warmest on the block every winter. That’s why oilheat is the ultimate comfort fuel!

Modern, efficient oilheating systems in well-insulated homes can help homeowners achieve the same amount of warmth while using much less fuel. This results in huge savings and reduces fuel consumption considerably.

Keep this in mind if you ever consider switching fuels: Oilheat systems are no different than any other outdated heating system, regardless of the fuel used. Old systems can generate higher-than-necessary fuel bills, but they can be easily replaced with equipment that incorporates today’s new oilheat technology.

And with the availability of equipment rebates from the Upgrade & Save—Hudson Valley Energy Efficiency and Safety Rebate Program, it is easier than ever to cut your fuel costs and save even more by upgrading to the best oilheating system available.

If you’re ready to upgrade home energy efficiency with a new oilheating system, please reach out to your local heating oil company.

Improvements in fuel quality

The introduction and widespread use of Bioheat® Fuel supports more efficient equipment while also dramatically reducing emissions and eliminating the source of most equipment breakdowns.

In a continuing effort to be a partner in reducing fossil fuel use and carbon dioxide (CO2) greenhouse gas emissions, hundreds of heating oil industry leaders unanimously passed a resolution 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 oilheat experience for millions of customers.