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Heating Oil FAQs

Is It a Good Choice for Your Home?

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Now that the weather is starting to change, you may find yourself turning up the thermostat. As winter approaches, your boiler or furnace will consume more heating oil. Do you ever wonder if heating oil is a good choice for your Sullivan County home?

Black Bear wants you to feel confident using heating oil. Oil heat is a safe and affordable way to heat your home. So when it’s time for your next heating oil delivery, you can feel good about being a heating oil customer.

You can also feel good about being a customer of Black Bear Fuel Oil, Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We offer our customers competitive pricing, reliable delivery, and convenient payment options. You won’t regret making us your go-to source for home heating oil.

Let’s take a look at some heating oil basics and answer some questions you may have in the process.

What Is Heating Oil?

Heating oil begins as crude oil. The crude oil is put 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 furnace or boiler.

Is Heating Oil Safe?

Heating oil is safe to use in your home. Did you know that heating oil can’t explode? You can’t even ignite it with a lit match. It only becomes combustible once it’s been vaporized by an oil burner at temperatures above 140° Fahrenheit. Additionally, if there is a malfunction, safety devices within your unit are designed to shut your furnace or boiler off before carbon monoxide poisoning becomes a risk.

Is Heating Oil Clean?

Just as your electronic devices have become more advanced over the years, heating oil has seen advancements. Heating oil has gotten progressively cleaner and more efficient for New York homeowners over the past few decades. And it keeps improving. Much of the heating oil being used today has an ultra-low sulfur content. That’s the premium clean-burning heating oil that Black Bear delivers.

Is Heating Oil Efficient?

Modern oil heat systems are incredibly efficient. They can have an efficiency rating as high as 95%. The more efficient your heating system is, the less fuel it needs to keep you and your family warm and comfortable. An increase in efficiency can add up to an annual savings of up to 30% on average.

Furthermore, heating oil burns up to 20% more efficiently than gas, and it’s 30% more efficient than electricity.

Is Heating Oil Good for Your Furnace or Boiler?

Because of the premium heating oil Black Bear delivers, your heating system will run more cleanly. That means your furnace or boiler will require fewer repairs and won’t need to be replaced as soon. So, you’ll save money on repairs and delay the cost of replacement. Heating oil is good for your furnace or boiler.

Is Heating Oil a Good Choice for your Sullivan County Home?

In a word, yes. Heating oil is a great choice for your home. In addition to safety, it offers a number of benefits. And when Black Bear is your heating oil provider, you know you’ll get prompt, safe, and effective heating oil delivery at a competitive price.

Call the Bear, we’ll be there!

Black Bear Fuel Oil provides reliable heating oil delivery to our customers in northern Orange County, Sullivan County, and eastern Ulster County.

Contact us today to learn more and experience the Black Bear difference for yourself.