If you’re looking for information about the best way to heat your home, or you’re purchasing your first home, there are quite a few options to consider. These include systems powered by propane, natural gas, or electricity. However, the best choice for the damp cold winters here in the Hudson Valley is oil heat. Why? Those other fuels just don’t provide the same heating energy.
And if you think heating oil is a “dirty” fuel, think again! Today’s ultra-low sulfur heating oil is as clean an option as any of those other fuels. If you’re not familiar with this fuel, let’s get you caught up.
Ultra-low sulfur heating oil is the result of dramatic enhancements in the refining process that has resulted in fuel oil that burns 95% cleaner than it did in the 1970s. As a result, the heating oil Depew delivers to fill your tank burns so cleanly, producing such negligible emissions, that the Federal Clean Air Act doesn’t even regulate it anymore. In fact, it’s the only type of heating oil used in New York State.
What makes ultra-low sulfur heating oil a better way to heat your home? Heating oil has a higher BTU output per gallon than other types of fuels. That means it will warm up your home faster than other types of fuels. It’s also true of ultra-low sulfur heating oil. And because it burns so cleanly, it’s even more efficient, and it’s easier on your equipment.
When it comes to pricing, every type of heating fuel is reacting to pressures in the market. The global economy and any issues that affect the supply of crude oil will affect how much you pay to heat your home.
On a local level, seasonal demand always plays a big role. When temperatures are colder than normal, people use more heating fuels, driving prices up. That’s why we secure large amounts of heating oil year-round, especially during summer, when the costs tend to be lower, so we can pass on savings to you in the winter when you need them most.
One of the ways we do that is with price protection programs, which we offer during the summer and fall seasons:
If those options aren’t right for you, or you chose not to enroll this season, ask about our Budget Plan, which spreads your costs evenly over 11 months. This helps in cutting winter bills nearly in half and making it easier for you to budget your expenses all year long.
When you’re looking for a heating oil provider for your home or business, you want a company that puts customers first. That inherently means offering fair, transparent pricing, but it also means offering true reliability, with products and services designed to make your life easier.
Depew Energy has been dedicated to prompt, reliable, courteous service for our customers in Ulster, Duchess, and Orange County, New York, since 1998. Contact us to learn more and become a customer today.