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Monday 03 April, 2023

Benefits of Using Heating Oil vs Other Forms of Heat

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If you are buying a home which already has a heating oil set-up and are considering tearing out the system to replace it with electric or propane then read this article before doing so. You may want to give your oil heat system a try before you spend the many thousands of dollars it takes to install an electric or propane heating system.

Some people may think heating oil to be an archaic form of residential heating. But there is a reason 10% of Lynchburg area homes use this method. There are actually some benefits to using heating oil. In this article we are going to go over those benefits. 

  • Efficiency: Heating oil is a very efficient fuel. It burns hotter than other fuels, such as natural gas, so it heats your home faster and more evenly.
  • Reliability: Heating oil is a reliable fuel. It is available year-round and is not subject to the same supply disruptions as other fuels, such as propane.
  • Affordability: Heating oil is an affordable fuel. The cost of heating oil has been relatively stable in recent years and it is often less expensive than other fuels, such as natural gas.
  • Clean burning: Heating oil is a clean-burning fuel. It does not produce harmful emissions, such as carbon monoxide, that can pollute the air and contribute to climate change.

Heating oil is also convenient in the sense that you fill up your tank and you are good to go for several months. You don’t have to change out containers or pay a monthly bill. It’s one and done.

You also don’t have to store more than you want to. Your Lynchburg heating oil supplier keeps a large store of it on hand at all times and we are just a quick phone call away. 


We are not claiming that heating oil is the wonder oil which will save the environment. But, we are saying that it burns relatively clean, is very safe and convenient. Prices will fluctuate with the cost of a barrel of crude but so does energy in general. Energy is usually bundled and sold on the market as a whole. That is why they usually refer to stocks for the entire industry combined as “energy sector”. 

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