The Efficiency of Heating Oil

Written on: June 26, 2023

Keeping Homes Warm in the Hudson Valley

efficient home heating new york While prices will always rise and fall, homeowners who rely on heating oil in the Hudson Valley 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! That’s far more heating energy than most other heating fuels can generate.

Technology Brings Big Improvements

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.

Modern heating oil equipment like oil boilers and oil furnaces, now have efficiency ratings as high as 95%; this provides homes with more warmth for less fuel.

As an example, many new heating oil boilers use energy-saving controls that greatly reduce fuel usage during mildly cold weather and provide a 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.

New 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.

Your full-service heating-oil company in the Hudson Valley plays a pivotal role in making sure that you get the high-efficiency heating system you need and can afford.

A full-service company has highly trained personnel with the knowledge and equipment expertise to guide you to the ideal solution, one that, no matter which heating system you buy, will bring lower heating bills and greater comfort.

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Bioheat® Fuel Steps Up in the Hudson Valley

In the Hudson Valley and elsewhere in the country, heating oil has been reformulated with Bioheat® fuel, which consists of ultra-low sulfur heating oil that’s blended with renewable biodiesel. Bioheat fuel blends represent the future of heating oil in our country.

The most refined grade of heating oil available, Bioheat fuel is one of the cleanest burning heating sources for your home. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions significantly and no changes to your existing heating oil system are necessary.

Here are a few reasons why the use of Bioheat fuel is a game-changer in terms of reducing carbon emissions.

Bioheat fuel has a significant advantage over other “green” home heating products: it’s available right now and is currently offered by heating oil retailers. It’s heating both homes and water right now — all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The overall goal is to transition to even higher levels of Bioheat fuel, which will further reduce our carbon footprint and actually turn heating oil into a carbon-neutral energy source.

Find out more about Bioheat fuel in the Hudson Valley.