What Are the Benefits of Bioheat® Fuel?

Written on: March 11, 2024

How About Reliable Warmth and a Reduced Carbon Footprint!

bioheat Arlington, NY There’s a lot of talk about “net zero emissions” when people talk about climate change goals. We are all in favor of clean energy, but there’s no one-size-fits all solution. That’s why customers are always pleased to learn about all the benefits of Bioheat® fuel.

When it comes to keeping your home warm and cozy through a southern New York winter, heating oil is a safe and efficient option. Even through another relatively mild season, Orange and Dutchess Counties can feel bitterly cold. Other fuels just don’t provide the same heating energy. And, what you may not know is that the development of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and bioheat blends have turned heating oil’s bad reputation on its head.

One of the biggest changes in heating oil in recent years has been the development of ultra-low sulfur heating oil. Bioheat fuel is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) and biofuels. Biofuels are made from renewable resources such as animal fats, recycled restaurant oils and plant oils such as soybean.

What Makes Bioheat Fuel Different?

When ULSHO is mixed with biofuels, it creates a cleaner-burning heating fuel that emits up to 80% less sulfur dioxide as well as 20% less carbon dioxide than traditional heating oils. Fewer greenhouse gases mean cleaner air and a more sustainable future for everyone!

You don’t have to replace, alter, or add to your home’s heating system to use Bioheat fuel It works like traditional heating oil but provides many benefits. Because Bioheat fuel burns cleaner, it leaves fewer deposits in your heating system, which reduces wear on parts and saves you costs on repairs. Also, when your heating system runs more efficiently, it will save you money on energy costs.

The heating oil industry is working towards making B50 Bioheat fuel, which is made with 50% biofuels, the standard by 2030. It’s part of the efforts the industry is taking to reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2050.

What are the Benefits of Bioheat Fuel?

  1. Like regular heating oil, Bioheat fuel has a higher BTU output per gallon. That means it will warm up your home faster than other types of fuels.
  2. Higher BTUs also mean you’ll use your heating oil supply more slowly than, say, propane. That means you will pay less to heat your house with heating oil, even if the per-gallon cost of propane is less.
  3. Heating systems and equipment that run on oil are generally less expensive to purchase, and tend to last longer. An oil-fired furnace can last 28 years, while an oil-fired boiler can last 25 years.
  4. Newer equipment now burns fuel 99.9% cleanly, according to studies conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven Laboratory.
  5. Bioheat fuel is incredibly safe. It doesn’t ignite at room temperature, and is nonflammable in liquid form. In order to burn, it must be heated to 114° and vaporized via the combustion process.

The Right Heating Oil Company

When it comes to getting heating oil deliveries for your home, we know you have options. You can choose a company based on price alone, or you can opt for a locally based full-service company like Mazzola. There’s a reason we’ve been around, serving Orange, Ulster and Dutchess Counties since 1950. It starts with great service, combined with dependability and fair pricing that exceeds expectations every day.

Ready for a delivery? Contact us to become a customer today.