What Is Bioheat, and Why Should I Use It?
Looking for a way to shrink your home’s carbon footprint without swapping out your oil-fired home heating system? Switch to Bioheat® fuel.
Bioheat is a greener alternative to traditional home heating oil – and we have plenty of it on hand to keep you warm this heating season.
Don’t know much about Bioheat? Here are six key facts:
- Bioheat is made by mixing heating oil with biodiesel – a renewable energy resource made in America from fatty acids found in soy, corn and other vegetable oils, animal fats, recycled restaurant oils and other natural sources.
- A Bioheat blend is named by the percentage of biodiesel it contains – for example, B5 is five percent Biodiesel. Typical blends range from two to twenty percent biodiesel per gallon (the heating oil and diesel we sell is a 10 percent blend).
- Since ultra-low sulfur Bioheat burns cleaner than regular heating oil, it causes less wear and tear on your equipment. That means your heating system will last longer – which also means that fewer furnaces and boilers will find their way into the landfill, and fewer pollutants will make their way into our atmosphere (in fact, fuel-grade Bioheat is the only alternative fuel to have fully completed the health effects testing requirements of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments).
- Bioheat costs are similar to those of traditional heating oil, the difference in price typically being only fractions of a penny per gallon.
- Most major heating system manufacturers accept Bioheat as covered under their warranties for use, and you won’t need to make any changes to your furnace, boiler or storage tank to use it. In fact, your equipment will be glad you made the switch (see fact #3 above). If you want to confirm that your system will work with Bioheat, contact us.
- Because Bioheat is produced domestically, you’ll reduce demand for foreign oil every time you fill your tank.