How Safe Is Home Heating Oil?

Written on: August 22, 2022

Safety Means Peace of Mind with Today’s Heating Oil

heating oil safety new jerseyWithout question, home heating oil is one of the safest fuels you can use to warm your Delaware Valley home.

To start with, heating oil cannot burn in its liquid state. It actually takes an advanced high-tech burner to ignite the oil. Before combustion can even occur, heating oil must first be vaporized by your oil burner at temperatures above 140°.

Heating Oil Cannot Explode

Rest assured, the fuel you have stored in your tank right now is very safe. In fact, if you drop a lit match into a bucket of heating oil, the flame would go out just as if you dropped the match into water.

Safe Heating Oil Storage

Modern heating oil storage tanks have been designed to be virtually leak-proof. Whether your oil storage tank is located in your basement or outside your home, the tanks being installed today are designed with corrosion-resistant materials. Today’s tanks can last for decades. New technology also provides 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.

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

Contrast that to natural gas delivery. If an underground natural gas pipeline gets damaged, customers may lose their supply until repairs get done. And if a serious problem occurs with a gas pipeline, such as excessive pressure, explosions can occur.

Oil vs. Gas: Carbon Monoxide Safety

Unlike natural gas, 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 furnace or boiler off.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that heating oil consumers shouldn’t have working carbon monoxide detectors inside their homes, especially near all bedrooms. Besides a malfunctioning boiler or furnace, there are many other sources of carbon monoxide leaks, including:

Make sure you check your carbon monoxide (and smoke) detectors regularly to confirm they operate properly!

You will be able to enhance heating oil safety even further by getting system maintenance done as required. This will ensure that your oil boiler or oil furnace operates with optimum safety and efficiency.

Premium, Clean-Burning Fuel from Lawman’s Oil

Lawman’s Oil only delivers B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel. This 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. 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.

Contact Lawman’s Oil

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.