There are many ways for Long Island homeowners to be both kind to the environment and to their wallets this fall and winter. One of the best ways to start saving energy and saving money this heating season is to consider using Bioheat®.
What is Bioheat®? Generally speaking, it “refers to the use of biomass to produce heat,” according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).
More specifically, Bioheat® is actually a blend of traditional home heating oil and Biodiesel, a renewable energy resource that’s made domestically for oil burners (and diesel engines) from soy, vegetable oil, yellow grease, animal fats, recycled restaurant oils and other natural resources.
However, according to the National Biodiesel Board, Bioheat® shouldn’t be confused with biofuel, which is defined by the EPA as those “fuels (often for transportation) made from biomass or its derivatives after processing. Examples of commercially available biofuels include ethanol, biodiesel and renewable diesel.”
These are different from the Bioheat® fuel product designed and used especially for home heating systems.
“As many of you know, biodiesel can and is being blended with both diesel fuel and heating oil throughout the national supply chain with little or no modification,” according to the National Biodiesel Board.
How Bioheat® Saves You Money
Experts agree that switching from traditional oil to Bioheat® can improve an oil heating system’s energy efficiency because it provides a cleaner and fuller burn than traditional heating oil alone.
“Bioheat® fuel is extremely clean burning with reduced sulfur and particulate emissions, making it environmentally friendly. It costs just about the same as ‘regular oil.’ You don’t have to make any modifications to your burner or tank. You don’t have to change your budget plan, payment plan, service contract or warranties,” according to the New York Oil Heating Association Inc. (NYOHA).
The home heating specialists at Tragar Oil, your Long Island green energy company, concur, and have seen it not only extend the life of its customers’ oil heating systems, but also stretch the dollars of its customers.
How Bioheat® Saves Homeowners Money
- Seamless Transition Equals No Cost to Switch: Since no modifications need to be made to begin using Bioheat®, there’s no cost to begin using Bioheat®. All homeowners need to do is simply contact a Long Island Bioheat® company, such as Tragar Oil, that provides green energy solutions for homeowners to learn more.
- Increased Efficiency Equals Increased Longevity for Heating Systems: Thanks to its ability to lubricate burner and furnace parts more thoroughly and efficiently, Bioheat® could actually extend the life of your heating equipment, as well as reduce how often your heating system needs periodic maintenance.
- Bioheat® Costs the Same as Traditional Oil Heat: There’s no additional cost for Bioheat®. In fact, at Tragar Oil, it’s delivered at the same price as our traditional heating oil.
- New York Homeowners Can Reap Tax Benefits: New York residents can claim a direct income tax credit for using Bioheat®. “New York State encourages the use of Bioheat® fuel with a generous tax credit through December 31, 2016. Residents can claim a direct income tax credit of up to 20 cents for each and every gallon they buy – one cent for each percentage point of biodiesel in a gallon of their heating fuel,” according to the NYOHA.
Homeowners considering a way to improve the efficiency of their oil heat, ensure their home heating systems are more eco-friendly and reduce heating costs this fall and winter, then they should call the green energy experts at Tragar Oil at 516-221-2559 to learn even more about the Bioheat®. See below for our infographic to see how BioHeat is the greener, more cost-efficient method to heating your home.