Heating oil is economical: Heating oil offers a better overall value than gas heat for Connecticut homeowners. Heating oil means more hot water: Oil-fired hot water heaters make faster, cheaper, hotter hot water than gas or electric.
Heating oil is safe: Nothing beats the safety record of heating oil. Heating oil is not explosive, and inhalation of fuel oil fumes is not lethal. What's more, if you have a system malfunction, an oil-heating system will give you tell-tale signs such as smoke, odors or even soot before releasing dangerous levels of carbon monoxide (CO). Gas heating systems give you no warning of CO production or release.
Heating oil is clean: In fact, heating oil burns so cleanly that its emissions aren't even regulated by the Federal Clean Air Act, and new fuel formulations are coming to market that integrate renewable biofuel and ultra-low sulfur heating oil. A blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil that contains 12 percent biofuel burns with lower emissions than natural gas.
Heating oil is comfortable: Heating oil produces the hottest flame of any home heating fuel, heating your home faster, with less fuel, and keeping your home at the temperature you want.
Heating oil billing is easy to understand: Heating oil usage is measured in gallons, something we are all familiar with. You know what you're getting. Gas heat usage is measured in "therms," a measurement that few people understand. Gas heat bills also contain a variety of mysterious and incomprehensible add-ons such as gas-cost adjustments and weather-adjustment clauses, which actually increase gas rates when the weather is warmer. Heating oil bills are simple, straightforward and easy to understand without any gimmicks.
Heating oil is dependable: You can count on plenty of fuel from both the U.S. Government and Tracey Energy. The United States' Strategic Petroleum Reserve has a capacity of 700 million barrels — the world's largest emergency heating oil stockpile.
Heating oil means personal service: We're proud to know our customers — and their heating systems — personally. (You'll never get that with the big gas utility!)
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