A Green Fuel Right Now, and for the Future

bioheat for homes new jerseyThere is no longer any doubt that Bioheat® fuel—a blend of renewable biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur heating oil—represents a smart solution for the delivery of a better, clean-burning fuel for your home and the environment.

Today, more than 125 production plants around the country make biodiesel. The United States biodiesel industry now produces about three billion gallons of biodiesel annually.

Increased production isn’t just about achieving a cleaner environment. It’s about building a stronger economy too. The biodiesel industry supports nearly 60,000 jobs and generates billions of dollars in GDP, household income, and tax revenues.

Why Biodiesel Is Carbon Neutral

Transitioning to Bioheat fuel is a win-win situation: it’s been proven to reduce emissions because it is low-carbon heating —and it doesn’t require any expensive system upgrades in your home.

The biodiesel blend in Bioheat fuel is composed of various organic products, including vegetable oils, animal fats, and even algae. New studies have also shown the viability of using various grasses for the production of biofuel.

Biodiesel is considered a biogenic fuel that eliminates carbon output. By contrast, when traditional fossil fuels that do not contain biodiesel are burned, they take carbon that was stored in soil and put 100% of that carbon into the atmosphere.

The combustion of biofuels and other biogenic energy sources recycles carbon-dioxide emissions through renewable plant materials and other biomass feedstocks. That’s why you’ll keep hearing a lot about net-zero carbon emissions in the years ahead.

Getting to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Lawman’s Oil started to deliver B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel to our customers a few years ago. We did this because we’re committed to realistic green energy solutions that not only protect the environment but also enhance energy efficiency, savings, and comfort for all of our customers.

We work in conjunction with the heating oil industry, which is dedicated to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for heating oil by 2050. This means your heating fuel will eventually have a carbon footprint of zero.

Timeline for Reducing Carbon Emissions

Take a look at the impressive strides we can take in reducing carbon emissions by increasing biofuel blends. This is in accordance with the goals the heating oil industry set forth a few years ago.

  • 2023 – B20 by 2023 (20% biodiesel) results in a 14.6% reduction in CO2 emissions.
  • 2030 – B50 (50% biodiesel) eliminates 4.29 million metric tons of carbon.
  • 2050 – B100 (100% biodiesel) eliminates 8.59 million metric tons of carbon.

You can read more about Bioheat fuel here.

Every Delivery Helps

You can make a difference by making Lawman’s Oil your preferred 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. Go here to see how much we have donated so far.

Contact Lawman’s Oil and get reliable delivery of Bioheat Plus fuel in NJ, DE, and PA.

Tips for Saving Money on Heating Your Home

home efficiency tips new jerseyWith energy prices still unbelievably high and overall inflation rates draining cash from our pockets every day, most people are trying to save money wherever they can. One thing you can do is to use this time to examine ways to conserve on your heat next winter.

There are actually many small yet important energy conservation methods that can add up to impressive savings. Here is a closer look at some of the steps you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Run Your Ceiling Fans in Reverse

Warm air rises, so if you have ceiling fans, especially in a part of your home that has high ceilings, run your fans in reverse to push the warm air down. This will keep your rooms more comfortable and will reduce your energy usage a bit too. It’s estimated that you can reduce your annual heating costs 2% by doing this.

Use a Smart Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats allow you to set your temperatures so that you aren’t wasting energy when you aren’t home or are asleep. Today’s smart thermostats can be controlled remotely, giving you greater control over your energy usage. This relatively inexpensive investment can potentially cut your energy usage by at least 5%–sometimes even more!

Keep It Clear

Clear any unnecessary items in front of your baseboards, radiators or vents. Whether there are pieces of furniture in the way, a too-thick rug, or assorted kids’ shoes and toys on the floor, you’ll want this area to be clear so you don’t block the flow of heat into your home. And for safety’s sake, keep the area around your heating system as clean and clutter-free as possible. Never store anything flammable (paint, household cleaners, etc.) anywhere near your system–or any other heating appliance.

Replace Your Heating Oil System

The most impactful action you can take is to replace your system with a new, higher efficiency heating oil furnace or heating oil boiler. While this will cost you the most, it will also save you the most. And depending on the age and condition of your current system, you may be able to cut your annual heating costs by 20% or more.

Make a Difference by Choosing Lawman’s Oil

If you’ve been relying on Lawman’s Oil for your fuel needs, you’re already saving money since we deliver only highly efficient, clean-burning B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel.

You are also joining us in the fight against cancer. We donate 1¢ of every gallon we sell to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, which helps those in need by providing mammograms, prevention and early-detection programs, and support during and after diagnosis.

Let’s keep that fight going until we win! Order fuel today and you’ll be all set when it’s time to turn your thermostat up again.

Take Comfort in Having Oil Heat

oilheating home new jerseyIt’s been a long time since we have seen such a dramatic rise in heating oil prices—although prices have been trending upward since the bottom dropped out of the energy markets at the start of the pandemic in the Spring of 2020.

First, it’s important to point out that for the most part, the price of oil has been fairly stable since 2014. But there have been a lot of changes over the past year or two that have upended the markets.

And it’s not limited to heating oil. Natural gas rates have doubled. Electricity costs are surging. And gasoline and propane have spiked skyward as well.

We don’t know where energy prices will go from here, but if history is a guide, we can expect to see heating oil prices drop pretty significantly in the not-too-distant future.

As we wait this out, please take some comfort in the fact that heating oil remains one of the most energy-efficient home heating sources available and much progress has been made in making heating oil a renewable, ultra-clean burning fuel.

Clean-burning B20 Bioheat Plus® Fuel

Lawman’s Oil delivers clean-burning B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel. Bioheat fuel is the industry’s official registered name for the fuel that consists of a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil with renewable biodiesel that’s made from organic and recycled products. These products can range from soybean oil, used cooking oils, inedible corn oil, canola, tallow, fats and algae. Here are five other benefits:

  • Bioheat fuel has virtually no negative impact on the environment, producing near-zero levels of particulate matter during the combustion process.
  • Because of its super clean-burning properties, Bioheat eliminates the source of most equipment issues.
  • As the level of biofuels in Bioheat is increased in the coming years, home heating oil will move closer and closer to becoming a carbon-neutral fuel.
  • Bioheat fuel is made in the U.S., which helps supports local farmers, local industries and a local economy.
  • The high level of biofuel in our B20 Bioheat Plus fuel generates less greenhouse gas emissions than a natural gas system.

Heating Oil Is Remarkably Safe

While there are many reasons why people feel safe at home with oil heat, here are just four points to remember.

  1. Heating oil does not and cannot explode. Heating oil customers can be assured that the fuel stored in their tank is very safe.
  2. Heating oil is not a fire hazard. Heating oil cannot burn in its liquid state. Before combustion can occur, it must first be vaporized by your oil burner at temperatures above 140°.
  3. When you rely on heating oil equipment, there is an extremely low risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If an oil burner malfunctions (most often this is due to a lack of maintenance), you will likely see smoke and the safety devices in the unit will typically shut the furnace or boiler off.
  4. Modern oil storage tanks are designed with corrosion-resistant materials, today’s tanks can last for decades. New technology allows for remote monitoring to protect against the rare event of a leak and guarantees that you will always have a sufficient supply of heating oil on hand.

Efficient Heating Oil Keeps Your Home Warm

Did you know that the flame in a heating oil system burns hundreds of degrees hotter than in other energy systems? This produces more heat and warmer air or water, which leads to more even heat throughout the house. So, when it’s 5° outside and the wind chill makes it seem even colder, that extra heat will help keep your home super cozy.

Please contact Lawman’s Oil for reliable Bioheat deliveries. For the convenience of Lawman’s customers, delivery requests can be made online by going here.

Additionally, we donate 1¢ of every gallon of heating oil our customers purchase to the American Breast Cancer Foundation. See how much money we’ve raised so far.

Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Protecting the Earth

clean energy delawareIt’s been about two years since Lawman’s Oil started to deliver B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel to our customers. We did this because we’re committed to realistic green energy solutions that not only protect the environment but also enhance energy efficiency, savings, and comfort for all of our customers.

We work in conjunction with the heating oil industry, which is dedicated to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for heating oil by 2050. This means your heating fuel will eventually have a carbon footprint of zero.

Understanding Bioheat Fuel

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 helps supports local farmers, local industries and a local economy.

Efficiency Improvements

Because it is cleaner burning, Bioheat Plus fuel helps to increase system efficiency, which reduces your home heating expenses while still keeping you comfortable.

B20 Bioheat Plus 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 boiler or 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.

Extremely Safe

Heating oil has always been one of the safest home heat sources because it’s nonexplosive and the fuel in its liquid state cannot ignite.

What most people don’t know is that the advent of Bioheat fuel has made home heating oil even safer. That’s because Bioheat fuel has a higher flash point, or ignition temperature. It’s just one more thing that homeowners who use Bioheat fuel can feel good about.

Helping Others with Our Bioheat Plus Fuel Deliveries

You can make a difference by making Lawman’s Oil your preferred 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. Go here to see how much we have donated so far.

Contact Lawman’s Oil and get started with reliable home heating oil delivery in NJ, DE and PA.

Evenly and Efficiently Heating Your Home

oilheat new jerseyEven though so much has improved with today’s heating oil, something important has remained the same. People in the Delaware Valley and elsewhere always know that no matter how cold it gets, they can always rely on heating oil to keep them comfortable.

While we’ve seen more frigid winters around here than the one we just experienced this year, there still were some bitterly cold days and nights that made people appreciate the warmth and comfort that heating oil reliably delivers.

Frosty temperatures always reinforce the value of owning an oil-heated home. That’s because heating oil generates nearly 140,000 Btu’s of heat for every gallon burned and warms a home evenly and efficiently.

What’s the secret? The flame in a heating oil system burns hundreds of degrees hotter than in other energy systems, which helps keep oil-heated homes toasty warm during our winters.

Of course, homeowners who take advantage of the latest heating oil technology, such as high-efficiency boilers and furnaces, increase their odds of having the warmest, most comfortable home in their neighborhood.

B20 Bioheat Plus Fuel Raises the Bar

Lawman’s Oil only delivers B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel and it is an absolute game-changer when it comes to heating your home, saving you money and helping the environment.

Bioheat fuel is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil combined with premium biofuels made from renewable resources such as animal fats, recycled restaurant cooking oils, algae, and plant oils such as soybean and sunflower. Our B20 Bioheat Plus fuel is made from locally sourced products, which also aids in reducing waste within our communities.

The B20 part of 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.

Efficiency Improvements

Because it is cleaner burning, Bioheat Plus fuel helps to increase system efficiency, which reduces your home heating expenses while still keeping you comfortable.

B20 Bioheat Plus 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 boiler or 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.

Please continue to contact Lawman’s Oil for reliable Bioheat Plus fuel deliveries. For the convenience of Lawman’s customers, delivery requests can be made online by going here.

We’re proud to donate 1¢ of every gallon of Bioheat Plus fuel that our customers purchase to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

Heating Oil Produces More Heat Than Other Energy Systems

why heating oil new jerseyWell, winter has finally let us know it’s here and we’ll most likely be talking about the weather for the next two months.

But no matter how cold it gets this year, you can count on oil heat to deliver great value. And, thanks to the reliable fuel deliveries you get from Lawman’s Oil, you have the support you need to keep life at home safe and warm.

Heating Oil’s Efficiency Can’t Be Topped

Oil generates a whopping 138,000 Btu’s of heat for every gallon burned and warms a home evenly and efficiently.

The flame in a heating oil system burns much hotter than other energy systems. This produces more heat and warmer air or water, which leads to evenly distributed heat throughout the house. So when the outdoor temperatures are dropping and the snow is falling, that powerful heat output can help keep your home as cozy as ever.

Technology has also brought great improvements in equipment efficiency that has reduced annual fuel consumption by as much as 40%. This has saved oil heat consumers a lot of money on fuel.

Plus, as ultra-low sulfur Bioheat® fuel becomes more widespread in the coming years, home heating oil will move closer and closer to becoming a carbon-neutral fuel.

Our People Come Through for You

Of course, oil heat is only as good as the people who make sure you have oil in your tank. If you’re a heating oil homeowner in Gloucester, Camden, and Salem Counties in New Jersey; New Castle County in Delaware; or Chester and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania, you can rest easy knowing Lawman’s Oil will take good care of you. Check our service area.

Our customers recognize that we are a customer-oriented company that goes above and beyond when it comes to delivering oil and taking care of customers—especially during cold and stormy winters.

So the next time a Lawman’s Oil delivery driver visits your home, say hello and give him a “thumbs-up” for always being there when you need him.

If you’re not a current customer and you’re looking for affordable heating oil from a fuel supplier that offers fast and hassle-free deliveries at great prices, call Lawman’s Oil today.

We donate 1¢ of every gallon of heating oil we sell to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, which provides individuals in financial need, their families, and their loved ones with education, support, and access to early detection.

Many Variables Affect Fuel Usage

heating oil use new jerseyMany factors affect your fuel use, including the weather, the size of your home, the quality of insulation in your home, the efficiency of your furnace or boiler and your family’s own heating preferences.

But here’s one basic rule of thumb that will help to give you a general estimate. If outdoor temperatures average about 32° over a 24-hour period, a typical 2,500 square foot house will burn about six or seven gallons of heating oil per day.

So if temperatures are right around the freezing mark and you have a quarter of a tank of oil left in a 275-gallon tank, you’ll have enough oil to last about a week. This is why you should always call for your heating oil delivery when your tank gets no lower than one-quarter full, especially during cold weather.

It’s always better to be conservative and order your heating oil early rather than getting stuck in a no-heat emergency because you waited too long and your tank went dry.

Avoid Run-outs this Winter

We can install a device that wirelessly monitors your fuel usage, so we will always know the actual amount of fuel in your tank.

With this precision, Lawman’s Oil customers can feel 100% confident they will get exactly the fuel they need, when they need it.

If there have been changes in your household that will increase your fuel usage, you don’t have to ask us to adjust your delivery schedule.

This is a proven method that allows us to manage your fuel supply, freeing you up to handle other important household tasks during the heating season. Here is how it works.

Our wireless monitor takes a daily reading of the fuel level of your tank. This data is then relayed to Lawman’s system so we know when to make your next delivery. We will deliver fuel automatically to you, usually when your oil tank gets to be one-quarter full. The result: minimal chance of a run-out, no more calling for a delivery and no more monitoring your fuel levels on your own.

So, instead of having to call us every time you need more oil, you don’t have to do anything! Our driver will simply come to your home and fill your tank based on the schedule we have built for you.
There is no need to schedule and wait for deliveries, and you’ll avoid the expense and hassle of having your system tested and primed for restart—something that is required after a run-out. There is no extra charge to be on an automatic delivery schedule.

Are You in Our Service Area?

For high-quality Bioheat Plus® fuel at great prices, count on Lawman’s Oil to always deliver for you! Our service area includes Gloucester, Camden, and Salem Counties in New Jersey; New Castle County in Delaware; and Chester and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania.

We donate 1¢ of every gallon of heating oil we sell to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, which provides individuals in financial need, their families, and their loved ones with education, support, and access to early detection.

Always Keep a Clear Path to Your Tank

heating oil service new jerseyIn bad winter weather conditions, our delivery drivers may encounter some problems that can cause your heating oil delivery to be delayed or rescheduled.

Here’s what you can do to help make sure that your B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel can be delivered in a timely fashion.

  • make sure your outdoor oil tank is cleared of ice and snow
  • shovel a path to your tank or oil fill pipe after a snow storm
  • mark the location of an underground tank with a stake that is visible above snow so our driver can find it
  • keep your driveway sanded and plowed and create a wide enough path so our bulk trucks can navigate it safely

Keeping your tank accessible throughout the year will put a smile on the faces of our drivers. Thank you in advance for your help!

Preventing Run-Outs

To make winter deliveries easier and stress-free for you, consider using our convenient and free automatic delivery program. Combined with a wireless tank monitor, this allows us to be accurate about your fuel needs and lets us make timely deliveries.

But if you still prefer to call for heating oil, you need to give us extra time when conditions are harsh in order to avoid running out of fuel. It’s best to call us when your oil tank falls to the one-quarter mark.

Stay Safe and Warm with Lawman’s Oil

Thanks for helping us to keep all of our customers safe, warm, and satisfied with reliable, safe and on-time heating oil deliveries in Gloucester, Camden, and Salem Counties in New Jersey; New Castle County in Delaware; and Chester and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania. Our drivers appreciate your consideration!

For high-quality Bioheat Plus® fuel at low prices, count on Lawman’s Oil to always deliver for you! We donate 1¢ of every gallon of heating oil we sell to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, which provides individuals in financial need, their families, and their loved ones with education, support, and access to early detection.

If you’re a customer with an online account, please go here to order fuel or contact us to join our family of customers today!

What the Farmer’s Almanac Says

heating oil service delawareThis past summer’s heat waves and high, dripping-wet humidity levels made all of us long for some cooler weather. But unfortunately, today’s cooler temperatures eventually transition into something much colder.

With this in mind, we consulted The Farmer’s Almanac to see what lies ahead of us for winter of 2021-22. Here’s what we found out.

The venerable Almanac predicts near-to somewhat-below normal temperatures across the eastern part of the country. The early part of winter, which begins this year on Tuesday, December 21, will start off mild, according to the Almanac’s prognosticators.

They say it will begin to feel like winter around mid-January, when colder conditions settle in. As far as snow, it’s predicted that a significant storm will happen at least one time each in January, February and March.

While it’s always interesting to read speculations about what winter may bring us, we know the best thing to do is to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. In our business, we understand only too well that it’s a fool’s errand to try to out-guess Mother Nature.

Did You Fill Your Tank Yet?

The official start of the heating season began on October 1 and continues for six (sometimes long) months. If you haven’t made preparations to get your home ready for winter yet, it’s time to get going.
If you’re not on our automatic delivery schedule and don’t have a tank monitor––which we strongly recommend––we urge you to get your oil tank filled now. That way, you’ll be all set when you really need the heat to start cranking.

With discount pricing that customers love, you will be able to enjoy life more and worry less about your heating oil expenses. We make thousands of heating oil deliveries every year to customers in many communities—including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. And we offer the most complete, competitively priced, and reliable heating oil supply services you’ll find anywhere in the region.

We also donate 1¢ of every gallon of heating oil we sell to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, which provides individuals in financial need, their families, and their loved ones with education, support, and access to early detection.

For clean-burning B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel low prices, count on Lawman’s Oil to always deliver for you! If you’re a customer with an online account, please go here.

If you’re not a Lawman’s customer but would like to join our family of customers, please call us and we’ll be happy to get you set up. Once you do, you’ll be a part of the Lawman’s team of employees and customers who has joined the fight against breast cancer. Read about our goal.

Take Steps to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

saving on heating new jerseyAs the days and nights get cooler and you adjust your thermostat to call for heat, you may start thinking about how you can keep your heating costs under control this year. As you know all too well, a winter that’s colder than average can bring you higher than average heating costs.

The good news is that there are both big ways and small ways to reduce energy usage, improve energy efficiency and cut down those heating bills. Some people look for lots of little ways to save here and there. Others look for the “one big thing” that can reduce their fuel usage substantially.

Here are just a few ways you can save on annual heating costs.

Run Your Ceiling Fans in Reverse

Warm air rises, so if you have ceiling fans, especially in a part of your home that has high ceilings, run your fans in reverse to push the warm air down. This will keep your rooms more comfortable and will reduce your energy usage a bit too. It’s estimated that you can reduce your annual heating costs 2% by doing this.

Install a Smart Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats allow you to set your temperatures so that you aren’t wasting energy when you aren’t home or are asleep. Today’s smart thermostats can be controlled remotely, giving you greater control over your energy usage. This relatively inexpensive investment can potentially cut your energy usage by at least 5%–sometimes even more!

Replace Your Heating Oil System

The most impactful action you can take is to replace your system with a new, higher-efficiency oil furnace or oil boiler. While this will cost you the most, it will also save you the most. And depending on the age of your current system, you may be able to improve efficiency and cut your annual heating costs by an average of 20%.

Of course, if you’ve been relying on Lawman’s Oil for your fuel needs, you’re already saving money. We offer discounted prices and deliver only premium B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel.

You are also joining us in the fight against cancer. We donate 1¢ of every gallon we sell to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, which helps women in need by providing mammograms, prevention and early-detection programs, and support during and after diagnosis.

Let’s keep that fight going until we win! Order fuel today and you’ll be all set when it’s time to turn your thermostat up.