3 Common Oil Myths—and the Truth Behind Them | IT Landes

Debunking Heating Oil Myths

Americans have been using oil to warm their homes since the first forced air furnaces fired up in the 1930s – yet it remains one of the most misunderstood sources of home energy to this day.

Here are a few of the more common heating oil myths – and the truth behind them.

Myth 1: Oil Heating Harms the Environment


Fact: Burning heating oil may not have been great for our planet 40 years ago, but today’s fuel oil burns more than 95 percent cleaner than it did back then.


Myth 2: Oil Heat is Inefficient


Fact: Heating oil provides more heat per gallon than any other fuel (about 137,000 BTUs vs. 95,000 BTU for propane).


Myth 3: Heating with Oil is Expensive


Fact: Adjusting for inflation, home heating oil is cheaper now than it was in 1980. Although the oil market does rise and fall, heating oil remains an affordable source of home energy.


Trust the heating experts and schedule your delivery today with IT Landes Home Service Team to keep your family cozy this fall. IT Landes Home Service Team is happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation assessment of your annual fuel oil requirements and recommend a fuel oil payment plan tailored to your needs and budget.

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