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Heating Oil 101

Some Important Info

heating oil new york Fall is here and chances are you’ve already begun turning up the thermostat. This is the beginning of the heating season, which means your boiler or furnace is going to consume more heating oil now than it did during the summer.

Have you ever found yourself wondering about the heating oil your heating system uses or whether it’s the best option for your Hudson Valley home?

Heating oil is a safe and affordable way to heat your home. And Economy Oil offers our customers in the upper Hudson Valley and Catskills regions reliable heating oil delivery at a great price. So you can feel good about being a heating oil customer. And you can count on getting affordable, quality heating oil and outstanding customer service as an Economy Oil customer.

Heating oil has been a great fuel source for heating for a long time. One of its greatest advantages is how quickly it gets your home warm compared to other heating fuels. Let’s take a look at some heating oil basics.

What Is Heating Oil?

Heating oil is a product of crude oil that has been put through a refining process called distillation. During distillation, hydrocarbons are removed from the crude oil and further purified and blended to make the heating oil that operates your furnace or boiler.

Is Heating Oil Safe?

Heating oil is a safe fuel for heating your home. Heating oil doesn’t explode. It won’t even ignite if you drop a lit match into a container of it. Heating oil only becomes combustible once it’s been vaporized by an oil burner at temperatures greater than 140° Fahrenheit. And your furnace or boiler has a safety mechanism that will shut it off before a dangerous amount of carbon monoxide is able to build up.

Is Heating Oil Clean?

The heating oil being used today is much cleaner and greener than the heating oil that was used ten or twenty years ago thanks to the addition of biofuels. And the industry keeps improving. Economy Oil is proud to deliver the same quality heating oil more expensive heating oil providers offer—just at a better price.

Is Heating Oil Efficient?

Modern oil heat systems can be up to 95% efficient. That means heating oil is pretty efficient! And having a highly efficient heating system means you’ll need less fuel to keep your household warm and comfortable versus someone with a less efficient heating system.

Heating oil burns up to 20% more efficiently than gas, and it’s 30% more efficient than electricity when it comes to home heating.

Why Choose Economy Oil?

Economy Oil offers reliable heating oil delivery at an unbeatable price. We also make things easier for our customers by offering same-day and next-day deliveries. And we make it more affordable with our Prepay and Bulk Purchase discounts.

When you’re an Economy Oil Customer, there are no hidden fees, service fees, or contracts. And if you find a better price from one of our local competitors, just let us know and we’ll beat it.

If you live in Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Green, Delaware, Columbia, or Sullivan County, choose Economy Oil as your heating oil provider. Whether you live in a big town or small community, you’ll get a quality product with quality service for the best possible price.

Contact Economy Oil today to start getting reliable delivery of quality heating oil at the best price in the Hudson Valley.