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Oil Heat is Cleaner Than Ever

Oil heat provides a winning combination: high efficiency and low emissions. Now the latest in oil-fueled home heating systems are nearing zero emissions for smoke and combustion discharge. That means you get the most for your heating fuel money while helping to ensure cleaner air for your family, your community and generations to come.

Home Heating Oil and the Environment

Here's a quick look at the environmental performance of today's high-efficiency home heating oil systems.

  • Residential oil burners produce less than one-third of one percent (.003) of total particulate emissions in the United States.
  • The emissions from home heating oil are about the same as those from a similar size gas burner.
  • New oil heating systems boast energy efficiency ratings ranging from 83 to 94 percent.

Here are ways in which Oil Heat exemplifies safety and dependability:

  • It will not burn in a liquid state. In order to light heating oil on fire, you must heat it above 140 degrees, the temperature at which it begins to vaporize.
  • There are visible warnings if there is a malfunction. With home heating oil systems, carbon monoxide leaks rarely happen without warning. If an oil heat system should malfunction, it will release smoke or soot as a visible warning; these serve as early indicators that something is wrong, long before dangerous carbon monoxide can be released into the air.
  • Heating oil is not explosive.