THE MORE YOU KNOW ABOUT OIL, THE BETTER YOU’LL FEEL
You may have lived in an oil-heated home for years,or you may be having your first experience with oilheat. Either way, you’ll find the material in this guide helpful—and perhaps even a little surprising.
As an oilheat consumer, you should know that oil is a clean, efficient, cost-effective, safe and versatile fuel.
Knowing the facts about oil will help you make educated decisions, save money and keep your home as comfortable as possible.
FAST FACTS ABOUT OILHEAT
- There are approximately 10 million oil-heated home in the U.S.; 350,000 oil-heated homes were built during the past decade alone.
- The efficiency levels of today’s oilheat systems can exceed 90%.
- Adjusted for inflation, heating oil prices today are virtually unchanged from 30 years ago.
- Clearburn Science has made oilheat 99.9% clean.
- The chances of an underground storage tank leak are much less than 1% and a modern tank has an even lower risk.
- For every gallon of oil burned, a whopping 140,000 Btu’s are generated.
- Oil companies received a rating of 94% for friendly and fast service.
OILHEAT GIVES YOU ALL THE HOT WATER YOU NEED
Oilheat is a great way to heat water. It’s especially valued by growing families whose dishwashers, washing machines and showers always seem to be running. With the rapid “recovery” rates of oil-fired water heaters, it’s unlikely that you will run out of hot water—and you’ll save money, too! Contact us to find out which water heating option is best for you and your family.
TIPS FOR ADDED CONVENIENCE
- Don’t wait until it’s cold before arranging for service from us.
- Keep your tank full in the summer to prevent condensation from forming inside the tank.
- Get a professional tune-up to increase the efficiency and cleanliness of your heating system.
- Take advantage of oilheat’s versatility. Oil is now used in radiant floor heating systems; for warming pools and spas; and for melting snow from driveways.
- If you plan to add a room or renovate, contact us. We may know about options that a typical contractor is not familiar with.
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE GETTING HEAT, FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
- See if the oil burner switch is on.
- Check your thermostat. Make sure that it’s set above room temperature.
- Check fuses and/or circuit breakers.
- Check your oil tank to see if you have fuel.
- Press the reset button on the burner relay once only.
If, after these steps, your heating system still hasn’t come on, call us.
(Adapted from “Homeowner’s Guide to… Heating with Oil”, published by National Oilheat Research Alliance)