The Efficiency of Heating Oil

Written on: June 26, 2023

Oil-Heated Homes Stay the Warmest

home heating options Salem, nj While prices will always rise and fall, homeowners who rely on heating oil to keep warm will consistently get great value for their energy dollars. Here’s why.

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 what natural gas, propane gas or electricity can generate. Here’s how we know this.

Energy or heat content can be used to compare energy sources or fuels on an equal basis. Fuels can be converted from physical units of measure (such as weight or volume) to a common unit of measurement of the energy or heat content of each fuel. For example, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) uses BTU as a unit of energy content, and has calculated these sample BTU conversion factors:

Technology Brings Big Improvements

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

Plus, the Bioheat Plus® fuel we deliver is cleaner burning than conventional heating oil, which helps to increase system efficiency even more and reduces your home heating expenses, all while keeping your home warm and comfortable.

B20 Bioheat Plus fuel 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 oil boiler or oil furnace than compared to operating it with traditional heating oil. And while B20 Bioheat Plus fuel can do all these things, it functions pretty much the same way conventional No. 2 heating oil does. That means you don’t need to modify your boiler or furnace in any way.

As far as modern heating oil equipment like oil boilers and oil furnaces, new systems now have efficiency ratings as high as 95%; this provides homes with more warmth for less fuel.

Many new heating oil boilers use energy-saving controls that greatly reduce fuel usage during mildly cold weather and provide a more even heat with fewer temperature swings.

Plus, high-efficiency heating oil furnaces feature variable speed motors that use about 80% less electricity than older motors and provide more consistent airflow and temperatures.

New heating oil systems are also much smaller than older ones. The average boilers and furnaces today are compact yet powerful, and similar in size to a three-drawer filing cabinet.

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. 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.