How to Use BTU to Compare the True Cost

heating oil New Castle County, DE As you may know, many state and local governments have been adopting the strategy to electrify everything possible, including heating systems.

The new electric heat being touted as the “future” is a heat pump, which is basically an air conditioner that can work in reverse, blowing warm air into a home during the cold weather months.

This commitment to electrification can lead to big problems, however. Heat pump conversions are expensive and not practical for all Delaware Valley homes, especially those with no ductwork. Heat pumps also do not work very efficiently when the weather—and your home–gets cold. Heat pumps are also extremely difficult to repair and there is a shortage of replacement parts.

While it’s true that heat pump technology has improved greatly over the years, there are still times when it is so cold the heat pump will not be able to keep your home comfortable, requiring the need for a backup heating system.

But if heating oil, natural gas and propane gas heating systems are all on the chopping block, the only alternative for backup heat would be electric resistance heat strips that are integrated into the central heat pump system. But this will make electric bills go even higher. Electric resistance heat is cheap to install but very expensive to operate.

Compare Heating Oil to Electric Cost with BTU

According to data from the Energy Information Administration, in February 2024, the average electric rates ranged from about 15-cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) in Delaware to about 17-cents per kWh in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. So how do you compare that to the cost of heating oil from us, which was in the range of $3.50 per gallon this spring?

To get a true comparison of these costs, you need to consider heating efficiency.

First, heating oil generates much more BTU than an equivalent amount of electricity, so you need much less heating oil to produce the same amount of heat energy.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a British thermal unit (Btu) is a measure of the heat content of fuels or energy sources. It’s measured by the quantity of heat that’s required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit–at the temperature in which water has its greatest density (approximately 39 degrees Fahrenheit).

Thanks to BTU, you can compare different heating fuels on an equal basis. For example, to compare heating oil with electricity, you need to know that:

  • one gallon of heating oil or Bioheat fuel = 138,690 Btus
  • one kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity = 3,412 Btus

Right off the bat, you can see that heating oil has a whole lot more BTU power than electricity does. To make these two energy sources “equal,” divide 138,690 Btus by 3,412 Btu. Your answer, rounded off, will be 41.

The number 41 means one gallon of heating oil is the equal of 41 kWh of electricity. In other words, one gallon of heating oil has the same amount of usable energy as 41 kilowatt hours of electricity.

Finally, to get to the actual cost, multiply 41 kilowatts by the average cost of electricity in the Delaware Valley (16-cents) and you get $6.56. So, one gallon of heating oil at $3.50 is the same as 41 kwh of electricity, which comes out to a cost of $6.56. It’s easy to see now the clear winner as far as the cost to heat your home: it’s heating oil!

B20 Bioheat Plus® Fuel in New Castle County DE and Beyond

The heating oil industry’s answer for clean and affordable energy is Bioheat® fuel, which Lawman’s Oil has been delivering for years now.

Our B20 Bioheat Plus® 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. 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 Plus fuel is made with 20% biofuels. This high level of biofuel is why B20 Bioheat Plus fuel burns extremely clean, as well as efficiently.

Whenever you buy fuel from Lawman’s Oil, 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.

Contact Lawman’s Oil to get reliable delivery of B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel in Gloucester, Camden, and Salem Counties in New Jersey; New Castle County in Delaware; and Chester and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania.

What Do You Call the Fuel in Your Oil Tank?

heating oil Salem County, NJ Do you know the difference between home heating oil and fuel oil? At first glance, these descriptive terms may seem interchangeable, but there are some subtle differences.

First, home heating oil applies only to the heating fuel your furnace or boiler uses to heat your home.

And while it’s perfectly okay to call the heating oil that powers your furnace or boiler fuel oil, this term is not limited to home heating oil. Fuel oil is a broader term because it refers to any petroleum product that can power a home heating system or an engine. For instance, diesel fuel is a good example of fuel oil.

What these terms have in common is that all these fuels are derived from crude oil during the refining process, which separates crude oil into different “fractions” while removing impurities.

The lighter fractions of crude oil eventually become propane, butane, and petrochemicals while slightly heavier fractions are used to produce gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, diesel fuel, and No. 2 home heating oil.

Types of Common Fuel Oil Products

  • Diesel —This is the fuel of choice for most commercial ventures. It can be used to power buses, trucks, forklifts, generators, farm equipment and boats. While there are two categories of diesel–on-road and off-road—there is no chemical difference between them. The only difference is their appearance, intended usage and price.
  • Kerosene — A clear fuel that was first used to power oil lamps in the 19th Century, kerosene is made by distilling crude oil at extremely hot temperatures. Kerosene is valued because it has a low “gel point.” This means it can continue to work well and flow to the heating system in sustained freezing temperatures. That’s why it is typically used by consumers with mobile homes or outdoor fuel tanks.
  • Heating oil — Petroleum-based home heating oil, sometimes referred to as No. 2 fuel oil, is essentially the same as off-road diesel. However, many homeowners and businesses around the country are now using a more environmentally friendly product called Bioheat® fuel.
  • Bioheat fuel— Heating oil has been reformulated with Bioheat fuel, which consists of ultra-low sulfur heating oil that’s blended with renewable biofuel, also known as biodiesel. These Bioheat fuel blends are the future of heating oil. Lawman’s Oil delivers clean-burning B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel, which has a minimum of 20% biofuel. The most refined grade of heating oil available, Bioheat fuel is one of the cleanest burning heating sources for your home. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions significantly and no changes to your existing heating oil system are necessary to start using Bioheat fuel.

How You Stay Warm with Home Heating Oil

You either have a heating oil furnace or heating oil boiler in your home. A furnace uses air to heat your home, while boilers use water. Furnaces and boilers both use oil to generate heat, and it starts in the combustion chamber, where the oil is tuned into a flame by the oil burner.

The burner can be considered the engine of your heating oil system. When your house gets chilly, the thermostat will send a signal to tell the oil burner in the furnace or boiler to turn on. A fuel pump then starts to draw the oil from the tank and through fuel lines to reach the oil burner.

There is a device on the burner called the nozzle, which turns the oil into a fine spray. This oil mist mixes with air and ignites in the combustion chamber, which gets extremely hot. This heat then gets moved around your home and comes out either through radiators or baseboards (if you have a boiler) or vents (if you have a furnace).

Heating Oil Delivery in Salem County, NJ and Beyond

You can make a difference by choosing Lawman’s Oil as 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. Contact Lawman’s Oil to get started with reliable home heating oil delivery in NJ, DE and PA.

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.

Crude Oil Prices, Market Speculation and More

heating oil price Gloucester County, NJ

While Lawman’s Oil cannot control what happens with heating oil prices that are tied to the global market, we can give you some understanding about why heating oil prices rise and fall throughout the year.

We need to start by looking at the price of crude oil, which is usually the most important factor in the price that consumers will pay for their heating oil. Like gasoline and jet fuel, heating oil is just one of the many products refined from crude oil.

Crude oil is a globally traded commodity, which means that it is subject to many forces that drive its value up or down. So, when crude oil prices are on the high end, so too are heating oil prices—along with gasoline, diesel fuel and many other products.

The Fear Factor and Your Heating Oil Price

Remember, our energy markets are interconnected on a global scale. This means geopolitical events that can disrupt supply, like war or political unrest, usually affect prices of world crude oil, as well as natural gas and other fuels.

Even the possibility of a big disruption in the vital energy supply chain heavily influences the buying and selling done by commodities traders. We saw that two years ago when Russia invaded Ukraine and again more recently as financial markets feared the widening of regional instability in the Middle East.

All this uncertainty causes energy prices to rise based on speculation in the stock market about what could happen in the near future because of current conditions. This is often referred to as the fear factor.

Supply and demand also play a role in prices, but factors influencing price swings continue to evolve. Here’s an example. During the last few years, we’ve seen a pattern of heating oil prices falling in the winter but increasing in the spring.

This has happened because the price of heating oil is heavily influenced by the price of diesel fuel, which is driven by diesel supply and demand. Because heating oil and diesel

are practically the same fuels, changes in demand for one fuel generally affect the price of the other fuel. Read about the factors that influence diesel fuel prices.

Lawman’s Oil for Heating Oil Delivery in Gloucester County, NJ and Beyond

If your home uses heating oil, you deserve the peace of mind that Lawman’s Oil delivers, and it’s not just low prices. Our drivers are hard-working and tireless in the effort to keep your home heating oil tank supplied with fuel. From the coldest nights of winter to the more temperate days of fall and early spring, you can always rely on Lawman’s Oil to deliver comfort and dependability, every single time.

Discount Home Heating Oil in NJ, DE and PA

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

We make thousands of heating oil deliveries every single year to customers in many communities, offering the most complete, competitively priced, and reliable heating oil supply services you’ll find anywhere in the region.

We supply high-quality, discount heating oil to Gloucester, Camden and Salem Counties in New Jersey; New Castle County in Delaware; and Chester and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania.

We also stand up to cancer by donating 1¢ of every gallon we sell to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, which helps provide mammograms, prevention and early-detection programs and support during and after diagnosis.

Contact Lawman’s Oil

If you’re looking for affordable heating oil from a fuel supplier that offers fast and hassle-free deliveries, reach out to us.

At Lawman’s Oil, we are always grateful to the loyal customers who have helped our business grow—and for the opportunity to impress new customers with our low prices, prompt deliveries and premium high-quality B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel.

That gratitude is why we work so hard every day to provide homeowners with reliable heating oil delivery service.

Understanding Heating Oil System Controls

heating oil Chester County, PA You may already know that there are two types of central heating oil systems. These are a furnace, which sends warm air through ductwork, and a boiler, which sends hot water or steam through pipes. But let’s dive a little deeper and take a tour through some of the many controls you’ll find on both heating oil furnaces and heating oil boilers.

Limit controls, thermostats and switching relays are all used in the operation of heating oil systems. And these controls have become more accurate and sophisticated with the introduction of more technologically advanced equipment.

The Thermostat Has Full Control

The thermostat is the boss! It manages all the other controls to make the heating oil system start working. When heat is needed, the thermostat starts the oil burner through the primary control and an electrical circuit.

Today, many people are using a smart thermostat in their oil-heated homes. A Wi-Fi enabled thermostat allows you to view and change temperature settings from anywhere, thanks to your smartphone.

Once the smart thermostat gets installed, you register it online. This gives you access from any location. If you’re away from home, you can use your phone to adjust the temperature setting so your home is at the perfect temperature when you return. You can also monitor the temperature in your home when you’re away on vacation and call for help if you detect a heating problem.

Read more about smart thermostats.

Limit Controls for Heating Oil Systems

Limit controls on heating oil systems regulate warm air, water temperature and pressure control. There are two categories: high limit/safety controls and low limit/operating controls.

  • High limit/safety controls: These controls act as safeguards to prevent overheating. They will turn off the oil burner if temperatures become too high in the furnace or boiler, or if the pressure in a steam boiler rises to an unsafe level.
  • Low limit/operating controls: These controls start and stop the oil burner due to a signal from the thermostat or aquastat, a device that controls water temperature.

Primary Controls for Heating Oil Systems

Primary controls monitor the oil burner’s flame. Solid-state controls and advanced microprocessor-based controls are very accurate. Primary controls also have a reset button that allows you to restart your oil burner (when the power comes back on after an electrical outage, for example).
Additional protection circuits, such as the cad cell (cadmium sulfide photocell sensors) were added to heating oil systems in the 1970s. A cad cell, which is usually mounted on the oil burner, uses its photo cell “eye” to send a shutdown message to the primary control board if it cannot “see” the burner’s flame any more.

Oil Burner Power Switches

There are usually two switches that control the power to the oil burner. A red emergency switch is typically located at the top of the basement stairs. If the heating system is in a utility room, look for the emergency switch near the room’s entrance. A second burner power switch is typically found on or near the heating system. If your heat stops working, it’s always a good idea to check these switches to make sure they have not been turned off by accident.

Discount Heating Oil in NJ, DE, and PA

If you’re a homeowner in New Jersey, Delaware, or Pennsylvania who wants fast, affordable, and hassle-free low-cost, high-quality heating oil, order your fuel from Lawman’s Oil.

We offer COD fuel, the lowest possible prices, prompt deliveries and premium high-quality B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel. For the convenience of Lawman’s customers, you can go to our online portal to make your heating oil delivery requests.

Top-Rated for Safety, Efficiency and Comfort

heating oil Chester county, pa The benefits of heating with oil include staying warm and toasty even on bitter cold winter nights. Why is that possible?

Heating oil produces a tremendous amount of heating energy, providing both efficiency and comfort. For every gallon of heating oil consumed, nearly 140,000 Btu’s of heat are produced. That’s the equivalent of about 70,000 60-watt lightbulbs! It’s also far more heating energy than an equivalent amount of natural gas, propane gas or electricity can generate.

How Safe Is Heating Oil?

Did you know that heating oil cannot explode? The fuel that sits in your tank is as likely to explode as the water in your backyard swimming pool. It’s that safe.

Plus, with a heating oil tank on your property, you can always count on having a secure, on-site supply. Heating oil is easily transported and handled by highly trained professionals, who use equipment and techniques that keep safety at the forefront.

Additionally, a heating oil system poses a very low risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If an oil burner malfunctions (most often due to a lack of maintenance), the safety devices in the unit will typically shut the heating oil furnace or heating oil boiler off.

High Efficiency Equipment Plus Bioheat Plus® Fuel

Technology has also brought great improvements in heating oil equipment efficiency, which has reduced annual fuel consumption by as much as 40%. Naturally, this has saved heating oil consumers a lot of money on fuel.

Our B20 Bioheat Plus fuel has also made a big difference. 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 and plant oils such as soybean and sunflower. Our B20 Bioheat Plus fuel is made from locally sourced products, which helps 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.

Because it is cleaner burning, B20 Bioheat Plus fuel helps to increase system efficiency, which reduces your home heating expenses while keeping your home 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 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, you can request a heating oil delivery online.

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 Gloucester county, nj If you have a properly maintained heating oil boiler or heating oil furnace, you know that it does a great job of keeping your home warm and comfortable throughout our cold winters. In fact, heating oil systems get your home warm faster and more efficiently than other heating fuels because of heating oil’s high BTU content.
But Lawman’s Oil has taken that advantage a step higher. For years now, we have only delivered B20 Bioheat Plus® Fuel to our customers.

What Is Bioheat Fuel?

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 and plant oils. Our B20 Bioheat Plus fuel is made from locally sourced products, which 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. Our Bioheat fuel is made with 20% renewable 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.

Bioheat Fuel Makes Your System More Efficient

Because it is cleaner burning, Bioheat Plus fuel helps to increase system efficiency, which reduces your home heating expenses while still keeping your home 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 when compared to running it with traditional heating oil. And while B20 Bioheat Plus fuel can do all these things, it basically functions the same way that conventional No. 2 heating oil does. That’s why homeowners don’t need to add anything to or modify their boiler or furnace in any way.

Bioheat Plus Fuel Is 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. There is also a very low risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, much lower than in homes with natural gas systems.

But what most people don’t realize 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.

Please continue to contact Lawman’s Oil for reliable B20 Bioheat Plus fuel deliveries. For the convenience of Lawman’s customers, you can go online to request your heating oil delivery.

Discount Home Heating Oil in PA, NJ and DE

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 pricing 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 region.

And did you know you can make a difference by making Lawman’s Oil your go-to heating oil delivery company? For several years now, we have supported the American Breast Cancer Foundation by donating 1¢ of every gallon of heating oil we have sold. Please consider joining the fight against cancer by making your own donation.

Energy Saving Advice for the Cold Months

heating oil new jersey If you have a modern heating system and you’ve have been diligent about getting regular tune-up service done, you’re well ahead of most folks when it comes to maintaining heating oil efficiency during the winter.

But why stop there? It also makes sense to look beyond your boiler or furnace and find other ways to make your home as energy efficient as possible. Here are some cost-effective ways to help you conserve energy.

Stop Air Leaks

We’ve put together a round-up of what you can do to stop cold air from getting into your home–and warm air from going out.

  • Caulk/weatherstrip gaps around doors and windows.
  • Seal air leaks where plumbing, ducting, or electrical wiring comes through walls, floors, ceilings, and soffits over cabinets.
  • Install foam gaskets behind electrical outlets and switch plates on walls.
  • Improve single-pane windows with storm windows or a plastic window kit. Consider upgrading to more efficient double-pane low- emissivity windows.
  • Use foam sealant on larger gaps around windows, baseboards, and other places where air may leak out.
  • Cover your kitchen exhaust fan to stop air leaks when not in use.
  • Replace door bottoms and thresholds with ones that have pliable sealing gaskets.

Change Air Filters Regularly

If you have a warm-air system (furnace), check your air filter regularly, cleaning or changing it when needed. A clogged, dirty filter robs your furnace of efficiency by making it overwork to keep your home warm. That means higher heating bills and more wear and tear on your furnace. The same principle about air filters applies in the summer if you have a central air conditioning system.

Use FREE Solar Heat

During the cold months, keep curtains and shades open in sun-exposed rooms to absorb all that free solar heat energy during the day. Don’t forget to close your shades and blinds at night so you can retain some of the heat you gained.

Close Fireplace Dampers, Don’t Block Radiators

An open fireplace damper is like an open window; close it when you are not using your hearth so heated air doesn’t go up your chimney. You should also move any furniture, draperies or rugs away from your radiators, baseboards or heating vents. This helps improve air flow and keeps heat freely circulating into rooms.

Use A Smart Programmable Thermostat

Investing in a smart programmable thermostat pays off. You’ll save both time and money. When used correctly, a smart thermostat can pay for itself in just a short time. If you choose a Wi-Fi thermostat, you can control your home’s temperature from your smartphone.

In the winter, the optimal setting is 68°F when you’re at home. Program this setting down to the 60°F range when you’re asleep or out of the house. According to the U.S., Department of Energy, you can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for eight hours a day from its normal setting.

Discount Heating Oil in NJ, DE, and PA

Lawman’s Oil helps you save money too! If you’re a homeowner in New Jersey, Delaware, or Pennsylvania who wants fast, affordable, and hassle-free low-cost, high-quality heating oil, order your fuel from Lawman’s Oil.

We offer COD fuel, the lowest possible prices, prompt deliveries and premium high-quality B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel. For the convenience of Lawman’s customers, you can go to our online portal to make your heating oil delivery requests.

Calculating How Much Heating Oil You Will Need

heating oil use Delaware county, pa Many factors affect your fuel use, including the outdoor temperature, 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. The median size of a new single-family home built in 2018 was nearly 2,400 square feet. If outdoor temperatures average about 32° over a 24-hour period, that size home would consume about six or seven gallons of heating oil per day. Naturally, if temperatures remained above freezing and you live in a smaller size home, you would use less heating oil per day.

Reading Your Oil Tank Gauge

On top of the heating oil tank, you’ll see a clear glass or plastic cube that is marked with numbers that resemble the gas gauge of your car: F, ¾, ½, ¼. A red marker or float commonly indicates the amount of fuel left in your tank. If the float is at the bottom of the gauge or not visible at all, your tank is empty or nearly empty.

If you think the gauge is not working properly, please contact us. You never want to guess how much oil is left in your tank.

Managing You Oil Tank Levels

While we can make some deliveries within a day in cases of extreme emergency, it is always best to give us at least three days’ notice. The three working day advance notice is necessary for scheduling your home into a delivery route.

We suggest giving us even more notice if there is a storm coming or we’re locked in a long cold spell.

Lawman’s Oil cannot be held responsible for runouts if you do not provide us enough notice for a delivery.

Be Ready for a Delivery

Here’s what you can do to help make sure that your heating oil delivery can be made as efficiently as possible during the winter months.

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

Our drivers thank you in advance!

B20 Bioheat Plus® Fuel in PA, NJ and DE

Lawman’s Oil only delivers B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel, 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. 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 Plus fuel is made with 20% biofuels. This high level of biofuel is why B20 Bioheat Plus fuel burns extremely clean—and why it generates less greenhouse gas emissions than a natural gas system.

Support the American Breast Cancer Foundation

Whenever you purchase fuel from us, 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.

If you’re not a Lawman’s customer yet, please contact us and we’ll help you get set up.

Start the Heating Season with a Full Tank

heating oil delivery Chester county, pa The dog days of August might seem like the unlikeliest time to think about purchasing heating oil, but ordering your fuel in the off-season could save you money.

No one can predict when heating oil prices will rise or fall since prices are subject to a number of factors that can change quickly. This includes the price of crude oil, geopolitics, world events, the state of the economy and the weather. But filling your tank before the heating season officially begins on October 1 will almost always give you more bang for your buck.

Less expensive heating oil isn’t the only benefit to ordering fuel in the offseason. By keeping your tank full during the warm weather months, you could also help avoid issues with your heating oil storage tank too.

When your oil storage tank contains more air than fuel, moisture from the trapped air collects inside the tank, forming condensation on the tank’s walls. A damp tank is the perfect breeding ground for microorganisms that eventually create fuel line-clogging sludge. These conditions could also corrode the tank over time. With a full tank, there is less chance of condensation forming in the first place. This improves your tank’s overall lifespan and prevents costly heating system repairs or premature failure of your oil tank.

Save on Heating Oil All the Time with Lawman’s

Of course, if you’ve been relying on Lawman’s Oil for your fuel needs, you’re already saving money. We sell only top-grade B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel—but without the inflated price that many other heating fuel companies in our region may charge.

Our B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel is a blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and 20% renewable biodiesel that’s made from organic and recycled products like soybean oil, used cooking oils and inedible corn oil.

The most refined grade of heating oil available, clean-burning Bioheat Plus fuel has virtually no negative impact on the environment. Bioheat Plus fuel produces near-zero levels of particulate matter during the combustion process.

Plus, as the amount of biofuels in Bioheat Plus fuel is increased in the coming years, this highly refined home heating oil will move closer and closer to becoming a carbon-neutral fuel.

Read more about getting a heating oil delivery from us.

Become a Lawman’s Oil Customer this Year

With some of the best heating oil prices in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania, Lawman’s Oil has you covered whenever you need your next delivery.
With great pricing you will 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 single year to customers in many communities, offering the most complete, competitively priced, and reliable heating oil supply services you’ll find anywhere in the region.

Support the American Breast Cancer Foundation

Whenever you purchase fuel from us, 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.

If you’re not a Lawman’s customer yet, please contact us and we’ll help you get set up.