Understanding Wisconsin’s New Oilheat

From Superior to Kenosha, oilheat has kept tens of thousands of Wisconsin homes affordably warm and safe for decades. But most people don’t realize that in the last few years, heating oil has been reformulated to make it cleaner burning and significantly more energy efficient. And here’s what that means for you:

  • Sulfur levels have been reduced dramatically and home heating oil is now considered an ultra-low-sulfur fuel. This improves heating system efficiency, cleanliness and reduces air emissions.
  • Heating oil efficiency has improved so dramatically over the last 40 years; Badger State homeowners need hundreds of gallons less fuel each heating season as a result.
  • Efficiency levels are being reduced even further. Today’s new systems boast efficiency ratings of up to 95%, providing more warmth with less fuel than ever before.
  • The future is bright, as new fuels are being made available. Bioheat® is a blend of regular heating oil and biofuels, which are made from renewable materials like soybeans and sunflowers. While Bioheat is not yet prevalent in Wisconsin, it’s a great example of the industry’s commitment to creating a bright future for its customers.

To learn more about all of the great benefits of today’s oilheat, browse our website or reach out to your heating oil company, who can share great advice about many of the options available today.

The more you know about oilheat, the better you will like it!