258 DeKalb Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607
Heating Oil Facts
MYTH: Oil heat is more expensive than utility gas.
FACT: Oil heat is the better value. When you compare the prices of oil heat and utility gas on a BTU-for-BTU basis, you find that in 12 of the last 15 years, oil heat has been the better value, and that’s before you add in the extra charges that the utilities tack on to the quoted price.
MYTH: Oil heat explodes.
FACT: Oil heat does not explode, and in fact it doesn’t even burn in a liquid state. (If you drop a match into heating oil at room temperature, it will go out as if dropped into water.) In order to ignite, heating oil must be heated to 140°F – the temperature at which it begins to vaporize
MYTH: Oil heat poses a health hazard.
FACT: Oil heat does not harm one's health. The possibility of carbon monoxide entering the home from an oil burner is extremely rare.
MYTH: Oil heat is not dependable.
FACT: Oil heat suppliers have always kept their customers warm, and will continue to do so. There is no need to worry about world supply of crude oil — with over 70 oil-producing countries, the U.S. is not dependent on any one source for our supply. In addition, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in the United States has a capacity of over 720 million barrels — the world's largest emergency crude oil stockpile.
MYTH: Oil heat is dirty.
FACT: Oil heat is now 95% cleaner than 25 years ago.* Achievements in oil burner technology have resulted in emissions levels approaching zero. In fact, Oilheat burns so cleanly its emissions aren't regulated by the Federal Clean Air Act. On top of all this, low-sulfur products and biofuels, such as those made from soybeans, are reducing emissions even farther.
*Source: USEPA, BNL Report 52249
MYTH: Heating oil tanks are unsafe.
FACT: Oil tanks are safer than ever. Oil heat customers benefit from having their fuel source safely stored in a tank on their property — with no need to worry about the weather or disruptions in their fuel supply. Modern tanks are made from corrosion-resistant materials to make them safer and more leak-proof than ever before.
For more information on oil heat or for a free estimate, please call us at 203-334-3646 or complete our online request form.