Posted: September 11, 2023
American consumers have more choices than ever today. Need to buy a new showerhead? You can go online, find the top-rated product, buy it and have it delivered right to your door. Ever wonder what the best milk in the U.S. is? Don’t worry; there are countless lists on the internet to help with your research.
Needless to say, this is a much different shopping experience than Massachusetts families had when Medway Oil & Propane opened its doors in 1954.
Having so many choices can be a curse as well as a blessing, particularly when it comes to your home comfort. A home heating system overhaul is expensive, and you risk ending up less comfortable — without saving you money on fuel costs.
If you’re looking at your heating oil furnace or boiler and wondering if it’s still the best option for your home, let us offer four reasons that oilheat is a superior option.
When looking at your home heating options, you might reasonably consider which fuel generates the most warmth. Heating oil burns much hotter than other alternatives. It generates approximately 137,381 Btu per gallon, the equivalent of roughly 132 cubic feet of natural gas and 40 kilowatt-hours of electricity. *
So, with an oil furnace or boiler, you can feel confident that your home will get warmer faster.
Since heating oil burns hotter than other energy sources, you’ll use less to stay warm in the winter. Modern oil heating systems reach fuel efficiencies up to about 90%, so you get the most heat energy for your fuel. Today’s high-efficiency furnaces and boilers use about 700 fewer gallons of heating oil annually than they did in the 1970s!
Does your idea of oilheat involve a lot of dark smoke and soot? We’re happy to tell you that today’s heating oil is lightyears ahead of your grandparents’. All our heating oil is ultra-low-sulfur, which is great for air quality and your home heating system. This fuel leaves fewer deposits in your equipment, meaning fewer maintenance calls and repairs.
Heating oil is one of the safest ways you can heat your home. Unlike natural gas, it presents no explosion risk. If you dropped a lit match into a bucket of heating oil, it would extinguish immediately. To burn this fuel, your heating equipment must vaporize and heat it significantly.
Households in Medway, Bellingham, Attleboro and other communities we serve know they can count on us for reliable heating oil delivery. We offer no-fee Automatic Delivery, so you can be confident you’ll always have the necessary heating fuel. Additionally, we offer several price protection and budget programs that provide peace of mind that your heating oil price will remain stable.
*Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration