What is Bioheat®, and is it a Good Fuel Oil Choice?

If you think home heating oil has to be detrimental to the environment – think again. That’s because now, there’s Bioheat, a traditional home heating oil that has been blended with biodiesel. How is it a cleaner and renewable fuel choice? Read more to learn about Bioheat and how you can use it in your home.

To first understand what Bioheat is, it’s important to know what biodiesel is. Biodiesel is, according to the Bioheat website, “a renewable energy resource made domestically from fatty acids found in vegetable oils, recycled restaurant oils and other natural resources.” Bioheat generally blends from 2 percent to 5 percent biodiesel with their traditional home heating oil.

You may be thinking, “Bioheat sounds great for the environment, but is it really a good fuel choice?” Well, aside from the benefit to the environment, there are many advantages to the consumer as well. First of all, it provides a cleaner, more complete and more efficient burn, which means you’ll get more for your money. And, because of its chemical composition, it can extend the life of your equipment. Plus, it’s produced domestically from American agricultural or recycled content.

When you choose to switch to Bioheat, there is no costly equipment retrofitting or modifications when you switch to a Bioheat B5 blend. Bioheat performs like your current fuel oil, and the costs are similar to traditional heating oil. And, Bioheat complies with the industry’s quality standard guidelines (BQ-9000 and ASTM), so you know you’re always getting consistent, quality home heating oil.

If you think Bioheat is a good fuel choice for your home, contact Family Danz. Aside from being a full-service HVAC contractor, we also provide fuel oil delivery all throughout the Capital District. Call us today at (518) 427-8685, or fill out our online form to schedule your next home heating oil delivery and to ask about our convenient payment options.