Kerosene fuel reliably turns the triple play of winter comfort. In addition to heating, it can also fuel stoves for cooking and lanterns for lighting, meaning you’ll have the top three essentials covered: warmth, hot food, and light—even if the power goes out! What’s better? Depew Energy—located right here in the heart of the Hudson Valley—offers reliable delivery of this somewhat unique fuel type.
Kerosene offers a safe fuel alternative. Unlike natural gas or other common combustion fuels, kerosene is a relatively clean-burning fuel. The carbon monoxide emissions produced by a kerosene heating system are considered very low, so the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning affecting your family is low, as well.
Kerosene is most prized for its molecular stability. It will not freeze or react to cold temperatures until the thermometer reaches around -40 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that you will never have to worry about your kerosene freezing or turning into sludge in the midst of a sudden cold snap like you would with an outdoor oil tank. Kerosene’s stability can help ensure that you always have access to reliable heating fuel for your home no matter the outside elements.
Heating costs can make up a major part of your monthly budget during the cold season. Because the process for extracting kerosene from crude oil is very straightforward, the cost of kerosene production is low, which contributes to low retail costs.
In fact, kerosene is one of the most affordable heating fuels available on the consumer market today!
In general, kerosene is used for burning in kerosene lamps and domestic heaters or furnaces, as a fuel or fuel component for jet engines, and as a solvent for greases and insecticides. In many parts of the world, kerosene is still a common heating and cooking fuel as well as a fuel for lamps. Standard commercial jet fuel is essentially high-quality, straight-run kerosene, and many military jet fuels are blends based on kerosene.
Depew Energy delivers kerosene to communities all across Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam & Sullivan counties in New York. Folks who live in mobile-home or houses without a basement are the prominent residential beneficiaries of kerosene heat. If there’s no basement, the heating fuel tank has to be outdoors. The average low winter temperature in parts of the Hudson Valley drops into the teens, and during cold bursts, even plummeting to -20 degrees or colder. As mentioned above, users of No. 2 heating oil then could face big problems during the frigid blasts of winter. Oil can suffer from gelling, which is when heating oil thickens in the cold. Gelled heating oil can reduce or even block heating oil from flowing into your system, which can cause it to shut down, necessitating an emergency service call and repairs.
Kerosene, which is stored in a regular heating oil tank, doesn’t gel. Your home will have fuel for heating regardless of Old Man Winter’s wrath!
Want to know more about the powers of kerosene delivered by Depew Energy—and how we can help your home or business? Contact us today.