Find out how advances in Oilheat are helping our planet.
Oilheat is an environmentally-friendly and efficient way to heat your home and hot water.
- Oilheat burns cleanly. Today's Oilheat burns 95% cleaner than in 1970. Since it burns so cleanly, it comes well within the air pollution standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Low-sulfur products and biofuels, such as those made from soy beans, will further reduce the already near-zero emissions.
- Oilheat is kind to the environment. In fact, residential heating oil equipment creates such a negligible amount of emissions that heating oil is not even regulated by the Federal Clean Air Act. Oil storage tanks do not pose a threat to the environment because Oilheat is non-toxic, non-carcinogenic and biodegradable.
Oil Tanks are Ecologically Beneficial
There are lots of misconceptions about oil tanks. Tanks can last for decades without needing replacement. Oil tanks are efficient in the following ways:
- Most tanks are designed with corrosion-resistant materials. This allows for long life and exceptional safety.
- Heating oil moves slowly in most soils, so any discharge is usually confined to a small area.
- Many new heating oil tanks are installed below-ground using new, innovative technologies.
- According to a major national study, the chance of a leak from an underground heating oil tank is less than one-quarter of 1%.
Protect Your Existing Tank
As a homeowner, you know it's essential to insure your property against unforeseen occurrences and protect your natural surroundings. Because of these concerns, homeowners may be unsure about the safety of underground storage tanks, or USTs. The fact is, with the right care and protection, a UST can be an excellent choice.
Tank insurance affordably protects you against problems associated with a release. This assures you that any problems will be handled in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Upgrade to a New Tank
Like any home appliance, a tank can serve faithfully for many years. However, upgrading an old tank is always a viable option. Today's state-of-the-art tanks are composed of corrosion-resistant steel and fiberglass, and can last homeowners for many decades. Methods are also available to check your tank's condition. For safety and durability - consider an upgrade to a new Oilheat tank.
The Benefits of Fuel Storage
Like many homeowners, you may have bottled water or canned goods stored in your home. Doesn't it feel good knowing these items are readily available? It's very much the same with a heating oil tank.
Oil tanks also combine cost-efficiency and convenience by allowing you to store product and use it as you need it in the future.
A storage tank means your own fuel, safely stored, and purchased at a great value.