More than 8 million US households, including homeowners throughout Rhode Island, choose to heat their home with heating oil, and for some pretty good reasons – especially when compared with other options like propane and natural gas.
Here are three key heating oil advantages to think about when you’re choosing the best fuel source for your home:
Here’s an example where we compare oil and propane considering the BTU value of each fuel for an 85 percent efficient oil heating system versus a 95 percent efficient propane heating system:
|Fuel||Heat produced||Per Gallon cost||Heat produce / dollar|
|Fuel oil||130,000 BTU 85%||@$3.10*||35,645 BTUs / dollar|
|Propane||95,000 BTU* 95%||@$3.29*||28,291 BTUs / dollar|
As you can see, fuel oil comes out on top by a significant margin, even at a higher per gallon cost.
The bottom line: When you combine new technologies with heating oil’s inherent advantages, it’s hard to beat in a cold climate like we have here in New England. To start benefitting from the advantages of heating oil for your new home build, or to switch to heating oil in your Rhode Island home, contact Vaughn Oil for a FREE, no obligation estimate today.
*EIA New England average residential price on September 13, 2018