Heating Oil for Energy Efficiency

Increase Your Comfort and Decrease Your Fuel Usage with an Efficient Oil Heating System

heating oil for energy efficiency

Today’s new high-efficiency oil heating systems have enhanced technology and control capabilities to provide optimal comfort while decreasing your fuel bills.

An oil heating system can be installed in any home, and your local heating oil company can show you how to take full advantage of oil heat’s versatility. If you’re new to oilheat, you may not be aware of all its modern innovations.

Oilheat is cleaner, greener and more economical than ever. The latest oil heating systems are small, smart and super-efficient and can save you, on average, about 30% on your annual heating costs. There are many different equipment options to fit your budget and your local heating oil company has expertise in all types and models of oil heating equipment.

4 Fast Facts about Oilheat Efficiency

  1. New oilheat systems now boast efficiency ratings as high as 95%, providing more warmth with less fuel than ever before.
  2. Recent studies show potential fuel savings as high as 48% when replacing an outdated boiler with a new, high-efficiency oil boiler.*
  3. Many new oil boilers now incorporate energy-saving controls that greatly reduce fuel usage by as much as 10% and provide a more even heat.
  4. High-efficiency oil furnaces now feature variable speed motors that use about 80% less electricity.

*Source: NYSERDA.

5 Smart Moves to Get Energy Efficient

  1. Schedule your annual heating system tune up to reduce heating oil usage by up to 10%.
  2. Install smart programmable thermostats to automate your home temperature settings. You could reduce your energy use by as much as 10%.
  3. Upgrade to a new energy-efficient oil-heating system if your existing system is more than 20 years old. You may be able to reduce your annual heating costs by 30% or more.
  4. Keep warm air moving through your home. You can distribute heat evenly in rooms by running a ceiling fan in reverse. By recirculating the warm air trapped near the ceiling, you can lower your thermostat—and save money on heat.
  5. Install an indirect-fired water heater, which uses your boiler as its own heat source. This can cut your water-heating costs significantly during the fall and winter.