Qualities of an Oil-Heated Home

Comfortable, Eco-Friendly, Efficient and Safe

heating system options wisconsinThere are so many benefits to living in an oil-heated home in Wisconsin. Here are the key ones that heating oil consumers really appreciate.


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.

The flame inside the heating oil system burns hotter than other types of systems. As a result, homeowners who use heating oil enjoy warm homes with evenly distributed heat—a big comfort during all those cold days and nights of winter.


Advanced heating fuels like ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) and Bioheat® fuel are becoming more widespread, ULSHO contains very little sulfur and this helps heating oil systems run more efficiently.

Bioheat fuel is the industry’s official registered name for the fuel that consists of a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil with renewable biodiesel that’s made from organic and recycled products. These products can range from soybean oil, used cooking oils, inedible corn oil, canola, tallow, fats and even algae.

Bioheat fuel is sourced and produced right here in the United States, supporting local farmers, local industries and local economies. That’s good news for Wisconsin!

The most refined grade of heating oil available, Bioheat fuel is one of the cleanest burning heating sources for your home or business. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions significantly and no changes to your existing heating oil system are necessary if you want to use Bioheat fuel.


Oilheat is more efficient than ever. The latest oil heating systems are small, smart and super-efficient and can save you, on average, about 20% or more on your annual heating costs. There are many different equipment options to fit your budget.

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 When it comes to efficiency, heating-oil systems are no different than any other outdated heating system, regardless of the fuel used.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 heating oil 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.


A heating-oil storage tank gives the homeowners the ability to safely store an adequate supply of heating oil that’s ready for immediate use whenever a need to heat the home arises. Heating oil is very safe. In fact, if you dropped a lighted match into a bowl of heating oil, the flame would go out just as if you had dropped the match into water.

Additionally, a heating oil furnace or boiler poses a very low risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. And if there is ever an issue, your system will alert you with a visible warning.

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