Because heating oil generates more Btu’s of heat and warms a home more evenly than any other fuel, your home will be among the warmest on the block this winter. That’s why oil heat is the ultimate comfort fuel!
It’s also one of the safest fuels. Unlike natural gas, heating oil cannot explode. Oil heating systems also pose a very low risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If an oil burner malfunctions (usually due to a lack of maintenance), the safety devices in the unit will typically shut the furnace off. Other heating sources—like natural gas—usually do not afford a homeowner this protection.
And don’t forget about service! You can expect to get fast service from us—even in the middle of the night—if you should ever lose your heat.
We think that’s one of the most important differences between utility companies and local fuel dealers like us. Utilities have been conditioned to think more about numbers than people, in large part because they are monopolies that are more focused on financial and operational aspects than on customer service. In this respect, they are the opposite of local fuel oil dealers.
And let’s not forget that oil prices remain at their lowest levels since 2009—crude oil prices have dropped by about 65% since mid-2014! Many analysts predict prices will continue to stay low, thanks to the highest domestic oil production we’ve seen in 43 years. In fact, household expenditures for heating oil should be 25% lower than last winter, thanks to both lower prices and a forecast for warmer winter temperatures.
Efficiency, safety, service and affordability—these are all great reasons why heating your home with oil is a smart choice!