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Heating oil is one of the safest fuels ever developed. It won't burn in a liquid state. You could drop a lighted match into it and the oil would extinguish the flame, just like water. To burn, heating oil must first be vaporized and then heated in a sealed combustion chamber. And if there is ever a malfunction in your heating system, there's no need to worry about an explosion or problems from carbon monoxide fumes. There has never been a known fatality due to carbon monoxide from an Oil Heat System.
Oil heat is clean, efficient, and environmentally friendly. Modern residential oil burners produce less than one-third of one percent of total particulate emissions in the U.S. each year. Because it burns so clean, oil heat has the least environmental impact of any type of heating fuel. An up-to-date oil furnace burns at zero percent smoke, and is over 80 percent efficient. Since an oil furnace is efficient, and oil heat is competitively priced, the annual cost of operation can be less than other energy sources.
To help maximize air cleaner performance run your furnace fan all the time and keep your Electronic Air Cleaner (EAC) cells clean. The efficiency of your EAC is highest when the cells have just been washed. To keep from having to wash them too often remove the original pre-filter screen and install a one inch pleated filter inside the return air duct just ahead of the EAC. Just replace the pleated filters every three months when you wash the cells.
Providing comfort is what Oil Heat does best. It warms your home until it's nice and toasty, and in less time than it takes any other kind of heating system. And that means less fuel . . . and less money too.
Heating oil is a clear, rosy liquid that burns very clean in your system. It's friendly to the environment too. Well-maintained flame retention burners produce an insignificant amount of combustion emissions, compared to other energy sources.