Does Switching Fuels Make Sense?

Upgrading your heating-oil system vs. converting

Wisconsinites who have heating-oil equipment that’s 20 years old or older may be considering switching to another fuel to heat their home because they think this will save them money.

But most don’t realize that the upfront cost of converting a heating-fuel system alone can typically reach thousands of dollars. And it really doesn’t make sense to switch to a less efficient fuel when safe oilheat can keep you warm even on the coldest of nights.

Why heating oil keeps your home warm

Heating oil generates a very high number of Btu’s of heat energy per gallon, so it will warm your Wisconsin home reliably—and more evenly.

Modern, efficient heating-oil systems in well-insulated homes can help homeowners achieve the same amount of warmth while using much less fuel. This results in huge savings and reduces fuel consumption considerably.

And keep this in mind if you are ever on the fence about switching fuels: When it comes to efficiency, heating-oil systems are no different than any other outdated heating system, regardless of the fuel used. Old furnaces and boilers can generate higher-than-necessary fuel bills, but they can easily be replaced with equipment that incorporates today’s new oilheat technology.

And with the availability of Wisconsin heating-oil equipment rebates, it is easier than ever to cut your fuel costs and save even more by upgrading to the best heating-oil system available.

The greater efficiency, the MORE you SAVE!

Improvements in fuel quality

The growth of ultra-low-sulfur Bioheat® fuel supports more efficient equipment while also reducing emissions dramatically and eliminating the source of most equipment breakdowns.

In a continuing effort to be a partner in reducing fossil-fuel use and carbon dioxide (CO2) greenhouse-gas emissions, hundreds of heating-oil-industry leaders unanimously passed a resolution to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through the accelerated use of clean, renewable Bioheat® fuel blends in heating oil.

Those in the heating-oil business are excited by opportunities that will positively influence the long-term future of the industry and the environment while improving the oilheat experience for millions of customers.

If you’re ready to upgrade your home’s energy efficiency with a new heating-oil system, please reach out to your local heating-oil company in Wisconsin.