Written on: October 10, 2022
As the Hudson Valley’s home comfort leader, Downey Energy wants you to be comfortable with your choice to use heating oil in your home. Perhaps you have some questions about heating oil: What is it? Is it safe? Is it a good choice for your home?
Many Hudson Valley residents rely on heating oil for their homes. Why? Heating oil is affordable and capable of warming your home faster than any other fuel source.
Keep reading to learn more about heating oil, and you’ll have a deeper appreciation for the fuel when you get your next heating oil delivery.
Heating oil starts its life as crude oil. However, crude oil has too many impurities to work in your furnace or boiler. Those impurities must be removed. The crude oil is put through a refining process called distillation. Through the process of distillation, hydrocarbons are removed from the crude oil, further purified, and blended to make products like the heating oil your furnace or boiler uses.
Heating oil is extremely safe. It won’t explode. You can’t even ignite it with a lit match. It only becomes combustible once it’s been vaporized by an oil burner at temperatures above 140° Fahrenheit.
Your heating system itself is also safe. A device within your unit is designed to shut your furnace or boiler off before carbon monoxide poisoning becomes a risk.
Think about your very first mobile phone. The one you have now is much more advanced, isn’t it? Similarly, the heating oil of today is better than the heating oil that was used years ago. Today’s heating oil is cleaner. And the heating oil industry continues to make advancements towards its goal of zero emissions by 2050.
Downey Energy delivers a cleaner burning heating oil that has been blended with Heating Oil Plus, an additive that improves the efficiency of your heating system.
Modern oil heat systems are incredibly efficient. They can be up to 95% efficient. The more efficient your heating system is, the less fuel it needs to keep you and your family warm and comfortable. An increase in efficiency can add up to an annual savings of up to 30% on average. And when heating oil prices go up (as they often do during the winter months) needing less of it to warm your home is a great way to save some money.
Heating oil is also a more efficient way to heat your home than electricity. It’s 30% more efficient than electricity when it comes to home heating.
The high-quality heating oil Downey Energy delivers is good for your heating system. It leaves fewer deposits because of how cleanly it burns. Fewer deposits lead to less wear and tear on your equipment. That means your heating system will break down less often and have a longer life. So you’ll save on the cost of repairs and delay the expense of a replacement.
Yes! Heating oil is a a very good choice for your Hudson Valley home. And Downey Energy provides heating oil delivery you can count on.
Make being a heating oil customer even easier by signing up for automatic delivery with Downey Energy. Once you become an automatic delivery customer, we start tracking your heating oil usage as well as the weather. We use that information to accurately schedule heating oil deliveries to your home before you run low. You’ll never again have to worry about how much oil is left in your tank. And you’ll never have to schedule another delivery. We’ll take care of everything.
Downey Energy has been serving our clients in the Hudson Valley for over 100 years. We have earned the loyalty of our customers through our dedication to service and reliability. Let us deliver for you as well.
From Cortlandt Manor to Carmel, all around Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County and northern Westchester County, your neighbors know that Downey Energy is the Hudson Valley’s leader for reliable heating oil delivery.
Contact us today to learn more or to sign up for automatic delivery.