Is Heating Oil Safe?
Written on: August 15, 2022
Why It’s a Good Choice for Your Home
Have you ever wondered about the safety of heating oil? Are you wondering if it’s the right choice for your Central Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire home? Winter is still months away, but it’s never the wrong time to get peace of mind. Let’s take a look at what makes oil heat a safe and affordable way to heat your home.
The Benefits of Heating Oil
There are a number of benefits to using heating oil in your New England home, and safety is one of them. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits heating oil offers:
- It’s safe. Oil cannot explode. 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.
- It’s clean. Heating oil has gotten progressively cleaner and more efficient over the past few decades. And it keeps getting better. Much of the heating oil being used today has an ultra-low sulfur content. Brideau is proud to deliver Bioheat Plus® Fuel, a blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and renewable biodiesel that cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions.
- It’s efficient. New oil heat systems are incredibly efficient. Some 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. How does that compare to other options for heating your home? Heating oil burns up to 20% more efficiently than gas, and it’s 30% more efficient than electricity.
- It’s good for your system. With premium heating oil like the Bioheat Plus® Fuel Brideau delivers, your heating system will run more cleanly and that can help extend the life of your home heating system.
With so many benefits to heating oil, you can feel good about using it in your home. And Brideau Energy makes sure you get the best possible value for your New England home. That’s why we deliver top-quality heating oil to our customers in and around Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
We’ll Keep You Safe & Comfortable
As a family-owned, top-quality fuel company, Brideau Energy cares about our central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire customers. You can feel good about the safety of the Bioheat Plus® fuel we deliver. It has been approved by ASTM International, an organization that sets industry standards for fuels and lubricants.
Contact us today to learn more. Your comfort is our priority.