Written on: June 28, 2021
Most people remain unfamiliar with all the great benefits of home heating oil, especially when it comes to all of the exciting improvements that have been made in just a short period of time.
Living in an oil-heated home brings you many advantages. Let’s start with comfort. Did you know that the flame inside your heating oil system burns hotter than other types of systems? That’s why homeowners who use heating oil stay warm in a home with evenly distributed heat, even when outdoor temperatures have plunged well below freezing.
Advanced heating fuels like ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) and Bioheat® fuel are becoming more popular around the country. ULSHO contains very little sulfur and this helps heating oil systems run more efficiently.
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 even algae.
When a biodiesel blend (Bioheat fuel) is established, its name comes from the percentage of biodiesel it includes. B5 means that the fuel has a 5% blend of biodiesel. A 10% blend means you have B10, and a 20% blend gives you B20. Because of its higher biodiesel content, a B20 blend is also referred to as Bioheat Plus® fuel. This is the fuel that Lawman’s Oil delivers to all of our customers.
Bioheat fuel is sourced and produced right here in the United States, supporting local farmers, local industries and local economies. The most refined grade of heating oil available, Bioheat fuel is one of the cleanest burning heating sources for your home or business. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions significantly and no changes to your existing heating oil system are necessary if you want to use Bioheat fuel.
Studies have shown that B20 Bioheat fuel burns cleaner than natural gas because it generates fewer greenhouse gas emissions. In a continuing effort to be a partner in reducing fossil fuel use and carbon dioxide (CO2) greenhouse gas emissions, hundreds of heating oil industry leaders unanimously passed a resolution to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through the accelerated use of clean, renewable Bioheat fuel blends in heating oil.
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.
And please remember, we donate 1¢ of every gallon of heating oil our customers purchase to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.