Propane and Oil Heat
Propane and heating oil are safe and efficient home heating fuels that provide superior comfort. As your dual – fuel dealer, we can offer you expertise and advice about both.
Propane for Year-round Comfort
Affordable Indoor Comfort
Most people know that propane is a clean-burning and cost-effective fuel source. So why not save money by converting more of your appliances to propane?
- Gas ranges give you a much higher degree of control because of precise temperatures. An added benefit is that a gas stove will continue to work during a power outage.
- Propane is a quick, efficient and affordable way to heat water for the dishwasher, washing machine, showers and spa tubs.
- Gas dryers get clothes dry quickly, and efficiently too.
- Compared to a wood-burning fireplace, a propane hearth warms a room more efficiently and requires little maintenance.
Take the Kitchen Outside
No other fuel can do as much as propane can to make lounging in your backyard a pleasant experience. And thanks to modern advances in flexible piping, you can now extend your use of propane to a wide range of outdoor products, even refrigerators and fireplaces!
Among the most popular trends are “outdoor rooms,” particularly kitchens that feature everything from high-end grills and cooktops to ovens and rotisseries. Outdoor kitchens can be fueled either by a portable cylinder or, for more convenience, through a connection to your home’s main storage tank.
Did You Know?
See how much you know about propane
- Compared with other fuels, propane is much less combustible. When combined with air, the source of ignition must be at least 940°— that’s twice as hot as what is required to ignite gasoline.
- Autogas, a propane-based motor fuel, is the third most popular vehicle fuel, next to gasoline and diesel. Because it’s so safe and cost-effective, autogas is now being used for buses, fleet trucks, forklifts, farm tractors and lawn mowers.
- High-efficiency heat pumps can be driven by a propane-fueled engine. This system is designed to efficiently heat and cool multiple zones within a home.
- Because propane is nontoxic and doesn’t pose a threat to soil and water, installing propane tanks (above or below ground), is not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Propane is an essential fuel for nearly 900,000 farms in the U.S. It’s used for irrigation pumps, crop drying, fruit ripening, space and water heating, generators and refrigeration.
Source: Propane Education and Research Council
Oil Heat for Reliability and Efficiency
Six Reasons Why Oil Heat is a Good Bet
Technology has brought great improvements in efficiency, reducing annual fuel consumption by 40% and saving customers a lot of money on fuel. Because new systems burn cleanly and don’t need as much fuel, they’re better for the environment. Things will improve even more in the years ahead.
There is continued movement toward using ultra-low-sulfur heating oil with biofuel. This is a clean-burning fuel that produces fewer carbon emissions than natural gas, which has become more of a carbon producer due to the growing use of liquefied natural gas. Meanwhile, methane leaks from natural gas remain an environmental concern.
Modern oil burners emit near-zero levels of pollution; heating with oil today means no odors, soot or other residue in your home. Widespread use of ultra-low-sulfur diesel, combined with cutting-edge emissions-control technologies, can reduce already low emissions even further.
Fuel Conservation Technologies
Today’s high-efficiency oil heat systems not only save a lot money, they also help the environment because less fuel is used.
Solar and geothermal energies are being integrated with oil heat in hybrid systems for water heating. That means a household’s water can be heated with little or no fuel required. A solar water heater can reduce water heating bills by as much as 80% and reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 6,000 lbs.*
*U.S. Department of Energy
Experts believe that today, there are at least 5 trillion barrels of world petroleum resources. To put that in perspective, the world has produced about 1 trillion barrels of oil since the start of the oil industry in the mid-1800s. Not only isn’t the world running out of oil anytime soon, estimates for the global stock of oil keep growing.
Service that Can’t Be Beat
You can always expect a fast and courteous response from us whenever you need help. We think that’s one of the most important differences between utility companies and local fuel dealers like us. Utilities have been conditioned to think more about numbers than people, in large part because they are monopolies that are more focused on financial and operational aspects than on customer service. In this respect, they are the opposite of local fuel oil dealers. Who would you rather call when you have a heating emergency?