Why Oil Heat
Facts About Oil Heat
Oil Heat Continues to be Popular
- More than 13 million homes and businesses in North America depend on the comfort and savings of oil heat.
- 130,000-plus homes have converted from electric heat to oil heat since 1991.
- As many as 1 million North American home owners using electric heat may experience increased savings and greater comfort by moving up to oil!
Oil Heat is Comfortable
- Many heating contractors report that oil heat increases household comfort with air from the registers that is as much as 30°F/17°C warmer than electric heat pumps.
- Home owners with heat pumps report increased comfort when they Move up to oil!
Oil is Clean & Efficient
- Modern oil heat equipment achieves an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (A.F.U.E.) of up to 85% - as good as or better than any other domestic heat sources.
- Oil heat particulate emissions have decreased nearly 10-fold since the 1960's: recent research reveals that oil is better for the environment than many electric plants, and is environmentally-friendly as gas
- Improvements to oil heat technology include the flame-retention burner which concentrates the flame for maximum efficiency, and through-the-wall vents to simplify conversions.
Oil means Peace-of-Mind
- Oil heat is safe: liquid fuel oil is non-explosive and at room temperature will even extinguish a lit match.
- Oil is sold in a competitive market: consumers have their choice of oil suppliers, resulting in excellent service and attention to oil consumers.
- Oil heat dealers get to know your use patterns and can automatically fill the tank when you're getting low.
Oil Supplies More Hot Water
- Replacing electric water heaters with oil can result in hundreds of dollars in water heating savings annually.
- Oil-fired water heaters will heat water in half the time it takes an electric water heater.
- Oil water heaters are more environmentally-friendly than electric water heaters.
Conversion from Electric/Gas to Oil is EASY!
- A Move Up to Oil from electric or gas heat is a clean, simple conversion regardless of your current system
- Electric homes with duct work require no structural change: you supplement the heat pump with a furnace or boiler and heat exchanger that uses existing ducts.
- Homes with electric baseboards require minimal structural change: an oil-fired boiler distributes hot water through hidden tubes to hydronic baseboard radiators.
- OR ... add the option of Central air conditioning by switching from baseboard to forced air with new duct work.
- The cost of most conversions lends itself to attractive financial options.