What Kind of Oil Is Heating Oil?
Learn Some Basics on the Fuel That Keeps You Warm.
Living on Boston’s South Shore, you know how to prepare for winter. And now that summer is over and autumn is officially here, winter is just around the corner. The temperatures have begun to dip, and you may have already turned up the thermostat.
Heating season is starting. That means your furnace or boiler is going to start working harder and harder to keep you and your family comfortably warm. That also means your need for heating oil is going to increase. Thankfully, you’ve got a dependable heating oil provider. You can always count on Scott Williams for heating oil service, heating oil delivery, and great heating oil pricing.
As the seasons change and the weather gets colder and colder, you’ll have more and more of a need for heating oil. Perhaps it’s something you use without thinking too much about. But using heating oil for your home is something you can feel good about, and we want you to know the reasons why. So let’s take a look at what heating oil is and why it’s a good choice for your home.
What Is Heating Oil?
Heating oil is made from crude oil that has gone through a refining process called distillation. Through 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 home’s furnace or boiler.
However, Scott Williams doesn’t just deliver conventional heating oil. As part of our commitment to fuel efficiency and energy conservation, we deliver B10 Bioheat® fuel, a blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and 10% biofuel that’s made from renewable sources. This is just one of the ways we strive to provide our customers with the best value possible.
The Benefits of Using Heating Oil
There are a number of reasons you can feel good about using heating oil in your Massachusetts home. Here are some of the benefits heating oil offers:
- Heating oil is safe. There’s no risk of an explosion with heating oil. It only becomes combustible once it’s been vaporized by an oil burner at temperatures above 140° Fahrenheit. Consider this: If you dropped a lit match in a bucket of heating oil, it would go out like you’d dropped the match in water. Additionally, if there is a malfunction, safety devices within your heating unit are designed to shut your furnace or boiler off before carbon monoxide poisoning becomes a risk.
- Heating oil keeps getting cleaner. The technology you use every day—from your car to your mobile phone to your computer—is more advanced now than it was ten years ago. The same is true of heating oil. Many advancements have been made in heating oil over the years. And it keeps getting better. Much of the heating oil being used today has an ultra-low sulfur content. Scott Williams made the voluntary transition to Bioheat® fuel because we know it’s a cleaner and better fuel for our customers. We also expect using biofuel blends to become mandatory in the near future.
- Heating oil is efficient. Modern oil heating systems have efficiency ratings as high as 95%. This means you get more warmth using less fuel. That can add up to an annual savings of 30% on average over a less efficient heating system. The choice is clear when you compare heating oil to other options. Heating oil burns up to 20% more efficiently than gas, and it’s 30% more efficient than electricity.
- Heating oil is good for your system. When you use premium heating oil like the Bioheat® fuel Scott Williams delivers, your heating system benefits. It will run more cleanly and therefore need fewer repairs. It should also last longer, putting off the expense of a replacement. All of that adds up to savings for you.
A Heating Oil Provider You Can Trust
For all of our customers living in Boston’s South Shore, Scott Williams is a heating oil provider you can trust. We’re committed to delivering for our customers and selling our heating oil at a fair price. Whether you live in Suffolk, Norfolk, or Plymouth County, you can trust us to deliver for you.
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