You’ve probably heard claims and counterclaims about how you should heat your home. You’ve seen, listened to or read media reports about oil heat and you’ve also heard about gas and other ways to heat your home. It’s a lot to absorb and we certainly understand if all of it is confusing. At Tragar Home Services, we want our customers to understand everything they can about their heating system. We offer a variety of services related to oil heat including delivery, maintenance and furnace installation. We know there’s a lot of talk out there about oil heat and we want to help you sort fact from fiction.
Tragar Home Services Are the Oil Heat Experts
At Tragar, we’ve been in the oil business for more than 60 years and we will give you expert oil heating service. If you have a question about oil heating, we’re happy to respond and we’ll explain the services we provide. We know there’s a lot of myths out there about oil heat and we want to let you know why it is a safe reliable service.
Myth: Oil Heat Always Costs More Than Gas Heat
Both oil and gas heat prices fluctuate from year to year, but oil heat has often been a less expensive alternative here in the northeast. According to American Energy Coalition, a survey conducted between 1987 and 2008 shows that oil heat was less expensive in New York 15 out of the 22 years surveyed. It performed even better in Massachusetts where it was less expensive in 20 out of 22 years.
Myth: Oil Heat is Not Clean
Not only is oil heat clean, it’s getting cleaner. That’s because of bioheat. According to the New York State Oil Heating Association, (NYOHA) oil heat is now 95 percent cleaner than it was 35 years ago. New technology has created a fuel with emissions levels that approach zero. EPA emissions ratings show that bioheat, which is included in all of Tragar’s oil deliveries, is one of the cleanest sources of fuel you can find. Because it’s so clean it’s not required to be regulated under the Clean Air Act.
Myth: Oil Heat Isn’t Safe
According to NYOHA, bioheat is not harmful to your health. The possibility of carbon monoxide being emitted into your home is extremely rare. The fuel is also not explosive. Even if you drop a lighted match into your fuel it won’t explode. It must be heated above 140 degrees first, which is the temperature at which it will begin to vaporize. You’ll be even safer if you have a modern fuel tank. That’s because the newer tanks are designed with corrosion-resistant materials that are more leak resistant than older models.
Let Tragar Be Your Oil Heat Supplier
Oil heat is safe, clean and reliable and Tragar Home Services can help you make heating your home with an oil burner worry free. We can assist you with maintenance programs, emergency repairs and an oil delivery program. If you need to install a new furnace we can help you with that too. To get started, contact Tragar today.