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An Introduction To Heating Oil

What Is It?

what is heating oil massachusetts Heating season has begun. We’ve already seen temperatures take a dip in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Now that your furnace or boiler will have to start working harder and harder to keep you and your family comfortably warm, you’ll also see your need for heating oil increase. That means more frequent heating oil delivery.

If you’re a Lombardi customer, then you’re in good hands. You have a heating oil provider that has decades of experience providing dependable, personalized service and competitive prices.

As part of our commitment to providing top-notch service with a focus on efficiency and conservation, Lombardi Energy Services is proud to offer our customers Bioheat®. Safe, clean, and healthy, Bioheat® fuel blends with ultra-low-sulfur heating oil to create a fuel that offers several benefits over traditional heating oil. It reduces your carbon footprint while also extending the life of your heating system.

Let’s take a closer look at what heating oil is and why it’s a good choice for your home—especially when it’s Bioheat®.

What Is Heating Oil?

Heating oil comes from crude oil that has gone through a refining process called distillation. During the process of distillation, hydrocarbons are removed from the crude oil and become a substance that can be further purified and blended to make the heating oil that fuels your home’s furnace or boiler.

As we mentioned earlier, Lombardi offers our customers an ultra-low-sulfur heating oil called Bioheat® that’s cleaner and more efficient than traditional heating oil. It’s good for your budget and the environment. It should also help your heating system last longer and need fewer repairs.

What is Bioheat® Fuel?

Bioheat fuel is the product of combining standard #2 heating oil with renewable or reusable resources such as plant oils and recycled grease. It’s biodegradable, nontoxic, and reduces greenhouse emissions.

The Benefits of Using Bioheat®

Now that you know what heating oil and Bioheat® are, let’s explore some of their benefits:

  • Safety: Heating oil doesn’t pose a risk for explosion. It needs to be vaporized by an oil burner at temperatures above 140° Fahrenheit to become combustible. And your heating unit should be equipped with a safety device that will shut your furnace or boiler off before there’s a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide.
  • Cleaner and greener: Bioheat® is a cleaner and greener choice to traditional heating oil and it’s renewable.
  • Efficiency: Heating oil is also more efficient than other energy sources. It burns up to 20% more efficiently than gas, and it’s 30% more efficient than electricity. Bioheat® also improves the efficiency of the equipment it’s used with. All of that adds up to savings for you.
  • Longevity: Using Bioheat® increases the lifespan of your heating system and decreases its need for repairs. That saves you money.

Choose Lombardi Energy Services

Lombardi Energy Services delivers comfort and peace of mind to our customers in Amesbury, Byfield, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Seabrook, West Newbury, and the surrounding areas.

We’re here to help! Contact us today and speak to one of our friendly and reliable staff members about all we have to offer.