Fuel Oil 101 – Is Heating Oil the Right Choice for You?

Is heating oil a good fuel choice for your home? When the oil delivery truck pulls into your driveway, you might be wondering if using fuel oil in your home is the best choice. There is a lot of negative press out there about heating oil – from the impact it has on the environment to the cost. That’s why we want to share some facts about fuel oil with you that can help you decide if it’s the right choice for you and your home heating needs.

Generally speaking, heating oil is a safe fuel choice. It is non-explosive, and doesn’t burn in a liquid state. To be ignited, fuel oil needs to be heated to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, at which it begins to vaporize. And, today’s heating oil burns much more cleanly than it did a few decades ago – 95 percent cleaner since the 70s! That’s because modern fuel is low-sulfur; not to mention, most of today’s heating systems produce much less emission than in the past. Plus, when you choose an oil delivery company like Family Danz, you can select Bioheat®, a greener heating oil choice made with a blend of biodiesel and traditional fuel.

You can depend on heating oil, too. Your fuel source will be stored on your property, so you won’t need to worry about weather or problems with the fuel supply. Family Danz provides reliable delivery, too, so you can rest assured that when you call us with your fuel needs, we’ll be prepared to help you. We also work hard to keep the cost of fuel oil down for our customers – we keep the daily price posted right on the home page of our website, and we believe our cost is the most competitive around.

With today’s advanced heating systems, heating oil has also become a more efficient option. Because of advancements in heating oil burner technology, some modern heating systems boast 95 percent efficiency ratings – that means that 95 percent of the fuel oil you use goes directly to the heating of your home. For instance, the average annual fuel consumption in 1973 was more than 1200 gallons per year, and now it’s less than 900, all because of advancements in heating system efficiency.

Combine all of these factors, and you can see that choosing fuel oil is safe, economic, and practical – and can even be green! And when you choose Family Danz for your oil delivery, you’ll get trustworthy, reliable home fuel delivery that’s close to home. 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.