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Just How Efficient Is Oil Heat?

Discover The Benefits Of Heating Your Home With Oil!

home oil heat efficiency new yorkThere is a myth that persists that oil heat is somehow “dirty” while natural gas is “clean.”
Like a lot of myths, this one needs to be busted.

Today’s heating oil is not the same as it was just a few decades ago. Greenhouse gas emissions are dramatically reduced with the ultra-low sulfur heating oil delivered today. The heating oil industry is making advances with biofuels that make heating oil even more clean-burning. Its goal is to have heating oil completely carbon-neutral by the year 2050.

Another advantage heating oil has over natural gas is that it produces more BTUs than natural gas. In fact, heating oil gets your home warm faster than any other energy source!

You can enjoy the efficiency and comfort of heating your home with oil no matter where you live. You get reliable heating oil delivery with Depew Energy. Want natural gas? You need to live where a natural gas utility provides service. And there are many parts of the Hudson Valley that don’t have natural gas service.

How Efficient Are Oil Furnaces and Boilers?

One of the reasons people get this idea about oil heat somehow “not being efficient” is that they’re basing this on using decades-old boilers and furnaces.

It’s kind of like judging today’s cars on how they were 20 or 30 years ago.

Advances in technology have made today’s oil-fired heating systems remarkably efficient. They can reach efficiencies as high as 98%. That means for every dollar you spend on heating oil, 98 cents of it goes into heating your home and only 2 cents are lost amongst the complete combustion process.

By comparison, older furnaces and boilers can have efficiencies as low as about 60%. Almost HALF your heating oil costs are being wasted.

With a new oil furnace or boiler from Depew Energy, you can see a dramatic reduction in your heating costs—almost immediately. And we can keep it that way with regular maintenance tune-ups and our convenient service plans! Oil-fired furnaces can last up to three times as long as a gas furnace, saving you even more money in the long run.

Want reliable heating oil delivery and service? Look no further than Depew Energy! We have the knowledge and experience to install, maintain and repair your boiler, furnace, or air conditioner system—plus water heaters or space heaters too. Get in touch with us to learn more.