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MYTH: Oilheat is more expensive than utility gas.
Oilheat is the better value. When you compare the prices of Oilheat and utility gas on a BTU-for-BTU basis, you find that for most of the past 20 years, Oilheat has been the better value in New York. And that’s before you add in the extra charges that the utilities tack on to the quoted price.

MYTH: Oilheat explodes.
Oilheat does not explode, and in fact it doesn’t even burn in a liquid state. (If you drop a match into heating oil at room temperature, it will go out as if dropped into water.) In order to ignite, heating oil must be heated to 140°F – the temperature at which it begins to vaporize

MYTH: Oilheat poses a health hazard.
Oilheat does not harm one's health. The possibility of carbon monoxide entering the home from an oil burner is extremely rare.

MYTH: Oilheat is not dependable.
Oilheat suppliers have always kept their customers warm, and will continue to do so. There is no need to worry about world supply of crude oil — with over 100 oil-producing countries, the U.S. is not dependent on any one source for our supply.* In addition, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in the United States has a capacity of over 720 million barrels — the world's largest emergency crude oil stockpile.

* U.S. Energy Information Administration

MYTH: Oilheat is dirty.
Oilheat is now 95% cleaner than 25 years ago.* Achievements in oil burner technology have resulted in emissions levels approaching zero. In fact, Oilheat burns so cleanly its emissions aren't regulated by the Federal Clean Air Act. On top of all this, low-sulfur products and biofuels, such as those made from soybeans, are reducing emissions even further.
*Source: USEPA, BNL Report 52249

MYTH: Heating oil tanks are unsafe.
Oil tanks are safer than ever. Oilheat customers benefit from having their fuel source safely stored in a tank on their property — with no need to worry about the weather or disruptions in their fuel supply. Modern tanks are made from corrosion-resistant materials to make them safer and more leak-proof than ever before.

If you want more information about Oilheat, call us at 631-956-1201.

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