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Creating a Sustainable Future with Oil Heat
Posted: February 8, 2016
There are several reasons that heating oil is the key to creating a sustainable future. Drilling for natural gas, known as “fracking,” can damage the environment. The majority of the country’s electricity is generated from burning coal, which has the highest carbon content of all the fossil fuels. Heating oil today means no odor, no soot and no residue. That’s why heating oil is the key to a sustainable future.
Combining smart technology and greener heating oil can help you save money while safeguarding the environment. Heating oil companies continue to press state and federal governments to increase environmental standards.
Average oil heating systems consume less fuel than gas systems. Oil burners produce the most efficient flame when compared to gas systems. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, oil heat systems are 16% more efficient than gas heat systems and 30% more efficient than electric heating systems. Over the last 30 years, technology has enabled a reduction of heating oil’s carbon footprint by 40%. New oil burners emit near-zero levels of pollution. Oil consumers are much more comfortable in their homes than those who complain that their electric heat pump does not provide the comfortable warmth of oil during the winter months.
New technology also allows combining solar energy with oil heat to create hybrid systems for water heating, which can reduce water heating costs by 80% and emissions by 6,000 pounds, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Contact us at 845-791-8900 if you’d like additional information about today’s oil heat. At Black Bear Fuel Oil, your comfort is our first priority.