Home Heating Oil: Myth vs. Fact

Myth vs Fact

Home heating oil is surrounded by myths. Today we’ll tackle the widely-held misconception that heating oil is dirty and ugly.

Heating Oil Fact
The fact is, heating Oil looks nothing like the thick oil crude from a well. Heating oil actually looks like cranberry juice; and when burned, produces near-zero levels of many harmful emissions. Today’s heating oil emissions are so low, that there is no need for it to be regulated by the Federal Clean Air Act. Part of this is because fuel oil is heated then vaporized for it to burn, creating the warmest of all heat – a wet heat that warms the skin like velvet!

Tevis Works Tirelessly to Surpass Requirements
Last year, Maryland changed environmental requirement laws for fuel oil to 15 ppm effective on July 1, 2019. Pennsylvania also passed into law to lower allowable ppm to 15; the change is expected to be effective sometime in 2020. And while the Environmental Protection Agency does allow up to 15 ppm sulfur in home heating oil, Tevis heating oil contains no more than 7 ppm. Tevis Energy’s heating oil already surpasses those requirements!

This means fewer sulfur dioxide pollutants are released into the atmosphere from combustion. It also means little soot builds up inside your furnace, which helps extend the life of your heating oil system. During your annual tune-up, what soot has collected, is easily removed by your technician.

More Heat With Lower Emissions
Tevis Energy fortifies every drop of heating oil it sells with a fuel additive called EcoPlus. This product promotes better overall combustion, giving you more heat with less oil and even lower emissions! EcoPlus is proven to protect the quality of your heating oil over the summer or during periods of low usage. (See Blog: Importance of Springtime Fill) This extra attention to fuel quality ensures that the oil Tevis delivers to you late in the season will perform just as well when you turn on your furnace the following season. This may not be the case with untreated fuel. Eventually, the cost to correct the problems that low-quality heating oil can create will negate or surpass, the few extra cents per gallon that may have been saved when the non-Tevis fuel was purchased. EcoPlus reduces the sulfur content even further, as well as lowering emissions.

The BEST part – EcoPlus is standard for all of Tevis Energy’s customers at no additional cost.

Locally-owned and always competitively priced, Tevis Energy is the company thousands of homeowners TRUST for their home heating oil delivery in Baltimore County MD, Carroll County MD, Harford County MD, Howard County MD, parts of Montgomery & Frederick Counties, as well as Adams County PA and York County PA.

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