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Heating Oil FAQ

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heating oil new york This month marks the official start of winter, but it’s already gotten pretty cold in the Hudson Valley. That means you’ve already had to adjust your thermostat to get comfortable. And as your home’s consumption of heating oil increases, it’s good to know you have a company you can count on when it comes to heating oil delivery.

Economy Oil doesn’t just offer reliable heating oil delivery. We also offer the best prices in the area. Heating oil is our specialty at Economy Oil. So we’re here to answer some frequently asked questions about heating oil.

What Is Heating Oil?

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

Is Heating Oil Safe?

Heating oil is a safe fuel for heating your Hudson Valley home. Heating oil won’t explode. A lit match can’t ignite it. Heating oil is only combustible when it’s been vaporized by an oil burner at a temperature of at least 140° Fahrenheit.

Is Heating Oil Clean?

There have been significant improvements made in heating oil during the past few decades. Modern heating oil systems burn almost 93% cleaner than their predecessors from forty years ago. Modern furnaces and boilers also use roughly 700 fewer gallons per year than their predecessors. That’s better for the environment as well.

Is Heating Oil Efficient?

Today’s heating oil is more efficient than other methods for heating your home. Heating oil burns up to 20% more efficiently than gas, and it’s 30% more efficient than electricity.

Does Heating Oil Work Quickly?

Of all the heating fuels available for residential use, heating oil can warm your home in the shortest amount of time, generating approximately 125,000 BTUs per gallon.

Is Heating Oil Good for Your Heating System?

Today’s heating oil is good for your heating system. With proper maintenance, your oil-fired boiler or furnace can last 30 years or more. Low-sulfur heating oil helps your heating system run more cleanly. That means your furnace or boiler will require fewer repairs and last longer.

Is Economy Oil Your Heating Oil Provider?

Hopefully, the answer is yes! Economy Oil offers our customers reliable heating oil delivery at an unbeatable price. To accommodate our customers, we offer same-day as well as next-day delivery windows. And with Economy Oil, you never have to worry about hidden fees, service fees, contracts, or bait-and-switch pricing. In fact, if you find a better price elsewhere, call us and we’ll beat it.

Economy Oil gives our Hudson Valley customers the power to save. Contact Economy Oil today to start getting quality heating oil at the best price in the Hudson Valley. We simply won’t be beat.