Without question, heating oil is one of the safest fuels you can use for your Wisconsin home. To start with, the fuel itself is non-explosive and cannot light in its liquid state. That’s why it’s perfectly safe to store it in the basement of your home, as many people do.
Also, much of today’s heating oil has a low-sulfur content, which means that it burns more cleanly and creates virtually no emissions.
Safety with oil storage tanks
Modern heating oil storage tanks have been designed to be virtually leak-proof. Whether your oil storage tank is located in your basement or outside your home, the tanks being installed today are designed with corrosion-resistant materials. Today’s tanks can last for decades. New technology also provides remote monitoring to protect against the rare event of a leak and guarantees that you will always have a sufficient supply of heating oil on hand.
Plus, with an oil tank on your property, you can always count on having a secure, on-site supply at your home. Heating oil is easily transported and always handled by highly trained professionals, who use equipment and techniques that keep safety at the forefront.
Here’s another safety benefit. An oil heating system poses a very low risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If an oil burner malfunctions (most often due to a lack of maintenance), the safety devices in the unit will typically shut the oil furnace or oil boiler off.
Heating oil = great value
At a time when many people are concerned about managing their household budget, you can take comfort in the fact that overall heating oil prices have remained fairly stable over the last few years because of historic levels of domestic production. Recently, crude oil prices plummeted to historic lows, which in turn has driven down the price you pay for your heating oil.
Bottom line: when you heat with oil, you’ll always have the peace of mind of knowing that your family will be safe and that you’ll be burning an environmentally friendly fuel.
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