The 2015-2016 Heating Season: We Will Weather It Together
No one knows what this heating season will bring, but no matter what the weather, we want to remind all Long Islanders to conserve energy whenever possible. Make sure your heating system is running at peak efficiency and take the following steps to save even more.
Weatherize your home with weather-stripping around doors and windows and insulation in crawl spaces and the attic. Seal air leaks on the exterior of your home with caulking. Install storm windows and doors. Insulate your water heater and hot water pipes. Seal and insulate ducts. Replace old windows or apply clear plastic film.
Install a programmable thermostat. These "smart" devices automatically adjust room temperature settings to energy-saving levels while you're sleeping or away from home, eliminating wasteful energy usage.
Buy ENERGY STAR®-rated appliances. By choosing ENERGY STAR® for every appliance in your home, you can save up to 20 percent on your energy bills. That means weatherizing your homes paying less for your fuel can mean significant savings.
We want to thank Long Islanders for exercising smart conservation measures, which have helped them to use less fuel and keep demand, and therefore prices, lower. And we encourage everyone to keep on conserving - not only will you benefit, but so will our earth!
Fortunately, Oilheat has always been a fuel that comes with a host of value-added services that help you get the most out of every drop. (For more information on these services, click here.)
Now, as always, we are working hard to help you get the most for your energy dollar. We thank you for choosing Oilheat. Historically, it has always delivered value, comfort and dependability that are second to none.
All Heating Oil in New York State is Ultra-Low Sulfur Heating Oil
In 2010, New York State approved a switch to ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO), which reduces sulfur content in the fuel by 99 percent. The law went into effect on July 1, 2012.
BENEFITS OF ULTRA-LOW SULFUR HEATING OIL:
- ULSHO can be blended with renewable, eco-friendly Bioheat® fuel to create the cleanest home heating fuel in the USA. Combine that with the latest advanced burners, and emissions are reduced even further!
- Heating equipment that runs on ULSHO lasts longer and requires less maintenance.
- Using ULSHO could also increase your heating system's efficiency. And, according to the Consumer Energy Council of America, ULSHO reduces emissions by over 70 percent compared to traditional heating fuel.
- You don't need to make any modifications to your burner, boiler, furnace, tank or any heating system component in order to use ULSHO.
If you have any further questions about ultra-low sulfur heating oil and its benefits, please don't hesitate to contact a local Oilheat dealer. You can find one on this list.
If you think the news about ultra-low sulfur Oilheat is good, it gets even better:
Ultra-low sulfur Oilheat can be blended with renewable biodiesel to create ultra-low sulfur Bioheat® fuel, the cleanest burning home heating fuel available today. Available through several Oilheat dealers on Long Island, Bioheat® fuel is derived from plants and food byproducts and is produced here in America, so it can replace foreign oil.
In New York State, residents can claim a direct income tax credit of up to 20 cents for each and every gallon of Bioheat® fuel they buy through December 31 - one cent for each percentage point of biodiesel in a gallon of their heating fuel.
When used with the newest, energy-efficient heating systems, the latest eco-friendly fuels will make home heating greener than ever!