Benefits of Home Heating Oil

Why Consider Home Heating Oil?

Li Boilers- Benefits of Home Heating OilAt Ryan Anthony’s, our goal to provide you with valuable information that will help you make the best heating system decision for your household.

Many homeowners don’t realize the benefits of  home heating oil to keep their houses warm and cozy.  Besides it being consistent, reliable and satisfying by burning 300 degrees more than natural gas, here are a few other reasons to strongly consider trusting oil heat as the best option for your household.

Benefits of Home Heating Oil – Pricing

Let’s face it, we live in NY.  While there is no better place on earth, being cost conscious is important to every household.  Some of the reasons why home heating oil is a great choice for your finances are:

  • Overall Cost
    Oil is at a great price right now.  Over time, oil and gas have been fairly comparable.  In states like NY and MA, oil has been historically a better value because reserves have been at an all-time high since 2009, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Great Value without the Surcharges
    Oil pricing is clear cut and predictable.  Unlike Gas, you won’t see the added charges, unfortunately experienced with utility companies.  When a dealer gives a consumer a price per gallon, they will pay what they expect without the extra fees.
  • Upgrading Costs less than Converting
    Converting to gas can cost $10,000 or more.  Upgrading your home heating oil system requires a change of equipment.  The other parts generally remain intact.  This means less money out of your pocket when its time to revamp your system.
  • More Competition
    Most communities are served by a limited number of gas utility companies. This puts very little pressure to make pricing competitive. The same is not true for home heating oil.  With hundreds of providers to choose from, consumers enjoy one of the biggest benefits of our free market – buying power!
  • Investing in Your Community
    Most oil companies are family owned and operated by fellow members of the community.  These are individuals just like you sharing a common goal to better the community.  In many cases, you can reach the owner directly with your concerns developing a solid, long-term relationship.  Gas companies are often multi-state publicly held corporations.  If speaking with someone in your own State, or even Country, is important when you have a concern, consider him heating oil for your home.

Benefits of Home Heating Oil – Safety

Your family’s safety is the top priority.  Consider the following Home Heating Oil Facts:benefits of home heating oil- family

  • Oil is not explosive.
    In fact, oil doesn’t even begin to burn until pre-heated beyond 140 degrees.  This makes home heating oil a very desirable source when considering safety.
  • If there is a problem, you know it.
    Unlike gas, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning is very low.  If there is a malfunction, soot and odor will be an early warning sign.  This will alert you before a dangerous rise in Co2 levels.
  • Delivery and Storage
    Oil is delivered and stored in durable tanks.  Because it is not pressurized, it greatly reduces your chance of compromise and the property damage associated with a gas explosion.
  • Clean air
    Oil heat is very environmental friendly. Forget about the best – today, oil heat burns 95% cleaner than it did in the 1970s. That means that oil heat is well within the Environmental Protection Agency’s air pollution standards.
  • Longer lifespan 
    As opposed to other heating systems, oil heating is much more durable and has a much longer lifespan (30+ years, on average) than other systems.

When buying a new house or when remodeling yours, the heating system is a very important decision. We hoe that the information we provided will give you more insight and help you make the best choice for your home and your family. Call us any time with questions, or if you need sound consultation. It would be our pleasure to serve you!