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Should You Buy a Home That Uses Heating Oil?

Posted: November 8, 2021

new home heating system rhode islandWhen it comes to buying a home, there are tons and tons of decisions to make and all sorts of things to consider. One of them has to do with a potential new home’s heating system and if that heating system should use heating oil.

The facts about heating oil

Heating oil gets hotter than natural gas. In fact, it burns about 300 degrees hotter! Those extra degrees mean oil-fired furnaces and boilers are highly efficient systems that can warm your home faster than natural gas can. Oil heating systems are also more affordable than natural gas systems and they are safer since heating oil can’t explode. When it comes to costs, the upfront costs of an oil heating system are cheaper and prices are fairly equivalent to what they were about 50 years ago, which makes it a cost effective option.

It has long been thought that natural gas is the better choice for the environment. However, natural gas emits methane that causes more damage to the environment than the carbon dioxide emitted by heating oil. Additionally, the heating oil industry has a goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In the meantime, ultra-low sulfur heating oil is already 95% cleaner than it was 50 years ago. 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. Bioheat fuel does not require any modifications to current heating oil systems. Not only is clean burning fuel good for the environment, but it also helps your heating system last longer. Furnaces and boilers that run on oil can last 30 plus years if they’re regularly serviced.

Vaughn’s oil service plans

Vaughn Oil is available to service your Rhode Island oil needs. Whether you’ve got an oil furnace, an oil boiler or an oil tank, our professionals are here for you. We offer service plans to help with routine maintenance as well as emergencies.

Our Efficient Comfort plan includes $25 a year in loyalty credit, a yearly maintenance appointment for your heating system, priority service that is available 24/7 and 15% off all listed parts.

Our Secure Comfort plan offers all the benefits from the Efficient Comfort plan as well as 15% all unlisted parts. You must be set up for automatic delivery to be eligible for this plan.

Please contact us today to hear more about our heating oil services.