3 Benefits of Using Oil Heating in Your Home
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Considering heating oil for your new or replacement home heating system? You’re not alone. More than 8 million households across the U.S. use heating oil to keep them warm all winter long. Here are three of the main reasons why:

Safety. Oil heat is one of the safest, most efficient means to heat a home. Fuel oil is a very stable, combustible, non-explosive product, which addresses some of the safety concerns that surround other fuels. Although there’s always a small risk of carbon monoxide exposure with any combustion heating system, an oil furnace is safer to use than a propane or natural gas system. Oil won’t explode in the same way that natural gas or propane can — one of oil heating benefits whose value is immeasurable. It’s rare for an oil storage tank to develop a leak, but if it does, it doesn’t pose nearly the danger that natural gas or propane leaks do.

Efficiency. The efficiency is a result of the high BTU content found in a gallon of oil, versus an equal measure of natural gas, propane, or electricity. For example, heating oil produces 130,000 BTUs (British Thermal Units, a standard measure of heat) per hour, while propane produces only 95,000 BTUs. Even if a propane furnace runs more efficiently than its oil-fired equivalent (about 10 percent more efficiently is typical), propane can’t make up the difference in heat output through equipment efficiency alone.

Durability. An oil heating system lasts longer than a gas furnace does. A gas furnace has a working life of a dozen years or more, while an oil system can easily reach 25 years and more with routine maintenance.

Learn more about JS Tank Removal’s services, as well as oil heating benefits, or contact us today at 301-952-TANK (8265) to receive a free quote.

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