What Kind of Oil Is Home Heating Oil?

Written on: March 25, 2024

All Petroleum Products Come from Crude Oil

heating oil Camden County, NJ Heating oil comes from crude oil, which needs to be refined to remove impurities. It’s then separated into different “fractions.” More refined fractions are used to produce such products as gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, diesel fuel and No. 2 home heating oil, which is what you use to heat your home. Even heavier fractions become No. 4 or No. 6 heating oils. These fuels are used for more heavy-duty purposes in commercial and industrial buildings, schools, and hospitals.

Diesel fuel and No. 2 fuel oil are virtually the same product, in terms of their chemical composition. Speaking of similarities, there is also a No. 1 fuel oil, which is similar to kerosene but less refined. No. 1 fuel oil has a lower pour point, which means it won’t gel as quickly as No. 2 heating oil does in extreme cold. However, it produces fewer BTUs of heating energy than No. 2 heating oil.

Heating Oil Gets Cleaner

There have been significant strides in the refining of heating oil that make it much cleaner and increasingly greener. Notably, most of the sulfur content has been removed, which is why today’s heating oil generates so little soot compared to the past. A lot of heating oil is also being blended with 100% renewable biofuel, made from plants and other organic matter. This further reduces carbon emissions.

Lawman’s Delivers B20 Bioheat Plus® Fuel

Lawman’s Oil has delivered heating oil blended with renewable biofuel for some years now. The B20 part of our B20 Bioheat Plus fuel stands for what percentage of the fuel is made with biofuels. That means that our Bioheat fuel is made with 20% biofuels. This high level of biofuel is why B20 Bioheat Plus fuel burns extremely clean, generating less greenhouse gas emissions than a natural gas system.

Clean-burning Bioheat Plus fuel has virtually no negative impact on the environment. It produces near-zero levels of particulate matter during the combustion process.

Because of its super-clean-burning properties, Bioheat Plus fuel also eliminates the source of most equipment issues.

As biofuels in Bioheat fuel are increased in the coming years, this highly refined home heating oil will move closer and closer to becoming a carbon-neutral fuel.
Bioheat fuel is also made in the United States, which supports local farmers, local industries, and local economies.

Heating Oil and Efficiency Improvements

Because it is cleaner burning, Bioheat Plus fuel helps to increase system efficiency, which reduces your home heating expenses while keeping you comfortable.
B20 Bioheat Plus fuel also leaves fewer deposits on your system’s internal parts. That helps to reduce wear and tear, meaning you will likely have fewer breakdowns and a longer life expectancy for your heating oil boiler or heating oil furnace than compared to running it with traditional heating oil. And while B20 Bioheat Plus fuel can do all these things, it functions the same way conventional No. 2 heating oil does. That means you don’t need to add anything to or modify your boiler or furnace in any way.

Helping Others with Our Bioheat Plus Fuel Deliveries

You can make a difference by making Lawman’s Oil your go-to heating oil delivery company. For several years now, we have donated 1¢ of every gallon of heating oil we have delivered to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

Discount Heating Oil in Camden County, NJ and Beyond

With some of the best heating oil prices in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania, Lawman’s Oil has you covered. You’ll love our great prices, and you will be able to enjoy life more and worry less about your heating oil supply than you ever have.

We make thousands of heating oil deliveries every single year to customers in many communities, offering the most competitive prices and reliable heating oil delivery you’ll find anywhere in the Delaware Valley region. Contact us today.