Oil heat offers many advantages over other heating fuels and systems. Some of the reasons it might be to your benefit to heat your home using oil include:
It’s cleaner. Today’s oil heating systems are much cleaner than in the past. Oil burner emissions are rated at near zero levels
Using a new high-efficiency oil furnace produces a 95% efficiency rate compared to older furnaces
Oil heat is safer. It is non-flammable and non-explosive, unlike natural gas.
One litre of heating oil produces 37,000 BTUs in a furnace, compared with 35,300 BTUs for natural gas and 3,143 BTUs from 1 kWh of electricity.
Performing regular maintenance on your oil appliances and servicing them before the cold weather sets in can save you 5% per year on your heating costs.