Written on: November 14, 2022
Now that autumn is here and winter is just around the corner, you’re going to use more heating oil in your home to keep you and your family comfortable. How much do you know about the heating oil your North Carolina home uses? Perhaps you even have some questions about heating oil.
Briles Oil & Gas has been providing safe and reliable heating oil delivery for decades. We treat our customers like neighbors because they are our neighbors. We’re a community-based company. And our customizable delivery options mean you’ll never be left in the cold.
Heating oil is an efficient, safe, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible fuel for warming your home. And it can get your home warmer faster than any other fuel source.
If you’d like to gain a deeper appreciation for the fuel you and your family will depend on to keep your home warm all winter long, keep reading as we answer some frequently asked questions about heating oil.
Heating oil begins as a component of crude oil. However, crude oil has too many impurities to work in your furnace or boiler. Those impurities must be removed. The crude oil is put through a refining process called distillation. Through the process of distillation, hydrocarbons are removed from the crude oil, further purified, and blended to make products like the heating oil your furnace or boiler uses.
Heating oil is extremely safe. It won’t explode. A lit match won’t ignite it. Heating oil only becomes combustible once it’s been vaporized by an oil burner at temperatures above 140° Fahrenheit.
Your heating system itself is also safe. A device within your unit is designed to shut your furnace or boiler off before carbon monoxide poisoning becomes a risk.
Today’s heating oil is cleaner and greener than the heating oil that was used years ago. And the heating oil industry continues to make advancements toward its goal of zero emissions by 2050.
Modern heating oil systems are very efficient. In fact, they can be up to 95% efficient. The more efficient your heating system is, the less fuel it needs to keep you and your family warm and comfortable. And when heating oil prices go up (which tends to happen during the winter months) needing less of it to warm your home is a great way to save some money. Heating oil is also 30% more efficient than electricity for home heating.
Thanks to the improvements in heating oil that cause it to burn more cleanly, in addition to generating fewer emissions and offering better energy efficiency, today’s heating oil is better for your heating system. It will lead to less wear and tear. That means your heating system will last longer and need fewer repairs in its lifetime.
Heating oil is an excellent choice for your greater Asheboro home. It’s safe, clean, efficient, and contributes to the longevity of your heating system.
Briles Oil & Gas is a full-service fuel provider you can trust. We’re a family business that treats our customers like family. And we have decades of experience providing safe and courteous service in North Carolina’s Davidson and Randolph counties.
Contact us today to learn more, sign up for our Keep Full automatic delivery program, or to schedule your next Will-Call delivery.