Whether you’re buying a new home, building a new home or renovating your home here in the Hudson Valley, the question of how your home will be heated comes up.
While many think that natural gas is the way to go for both energy efficiency and environmental friendliness, today’s heating oil proves that old belief wrong.
The heating oil you use today is not the heating oil of your parents’ generation. In the last 40 years, greenhouse gas emissions from heating oil have dropped by more than 33%.
One big reason is the introduction of biofuels to heating oil. What are biofuels? They are a blend of renewable resources such as used cooking grease, animal fats, algae and plant oils such as soybean and sunflower. Biofuels are combined with heating oil to create today’s more energy efficient, cleaner-burning and Earth-friendly heating oil.
Some of today’s heating oil has enough biofuel in it so that burns cleaner and it has fewer greenhouse gas emissions than natural gas!
With the addition of biofuels, the cleaner burning you get from heating oil is also better for your home heating system because it will run more efficiently with less wear and tear, fewer breakdowns, and a longer life.
Did you know that converting your home to natural gas can cost $10,000 or more? You’re not recouping that investment quickly. But by upgrading your home’s oil heating system to today’s high-efficiency models, which run at around 95 percent efficiency, you can save up to 30 percent on your heating costs right off the bat.
Depew Energy makes it easy to use heating oil in your home, with automatic heating oil delivery to make sure you don’t run out, and a Worry-Free Budget Plan that lets you spread your heating oil costs out into even payments throughout the year.