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How Long Does Heating Oil Last?

Posted: January 24, 2022

heating oil rhode islandIf you’re looking for an efficient and reliable way to heat your home or business heating oil is a very strong choice. It is affordable, stable and non-explosive. You are also able to buy it over the course of the year, which keeps you nice and prepared for Rhode Island’s cold season. However, storing heating oil is only beneficial if you know that it will last you until you need it. So how can you tell if heating oil has surpassed its shelf life? Here are some tips about its longevity and ways you can make it last.

Heating oil explained

We get heating oil from a fuel made from the fractional processing of crude oil. While it’s similar to the fuel used in diesel cars and trucks, it is different in color. Usually, heating oil lasts between 18 and 24 months. However, there are a few things that can reduce this timeline:

Here’s what you can do to make your heating oil last as long as possible:

Vaughn Oil proudly delivers Bioheat® fuel, which is a blend of biodiesel and ultra-low-sulfur heating oil. (Biodiesel is made from several renewable resources, including plant oils, animal fats, recycled grease, and even algae.) Bioheat fuel burns more cleanly and offers many advantages over traditional heating oil. Since it burns more efficiently, it offers more longevity than regular heating oil. 

If you’re in our Rhode Island service area Vaughn Oil can provide you with a reliable supply of high quality heating oil no matter the season. Contact us today to learn more!