Written on: August 28, 2018
In our previous blog, we took a closer look at the clean-burning properties of today’s oil heat. In this month’s post, we will explore three other terrific benefits that people appreciate about having an oil heated home: safety, efficiency and abundant supply.
When it comes to using oil heat, many people list safety as the attribute they value the most. While there are many reasons why people feel safe at home with oil heat, here are just three examples.
Heating oil cannot burn in its liquid state. It takes an advanced high-tech burner to ignite the oil. Before combustion can occur, heating oil must first be vaporized by your oil burner at temperatures above 140°.
Heating oil cannot explode. The fuel that is stored in your tank is very safe. 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.
Oilheat 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.
The latest oil heating systems are small, smart and super-efficient and can save you, on average, about 30% on your annual heating costs. There are many different equipment options to fit your budget.
In the past few years, a driving force for manageable oil prices has been the massive increases in U.S. crude oil production. The U.S. is producing so much oil that we are moving toward being a net exporter of oil, rather than a net importer. This could become a reality within the next decade, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
Oil heat – the more you know, the happier you’ll be using it! Please continue to contact Lawman’s Oil for reliable heating oil deliveries. Remember we donate 1¢ of every gallon of heating oil sold to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.