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Fuel Oil Vs. Heating Oil: What’s The Difference?

Here’s what sets them apart

heating oil Danbury, CT The term ‘oil’ is sometimes thrown around interchangeably. For example, some people say fuel oil when, in fact, they are really referring to heating oil. But the fact of the matter is that fuel oil and heating oil are different and they do different things.

The origin of heating oil and fuel oil

Both heating oil and fuel oil are by products of crude oil. They are each made from crude oil once crude oil has gone through a refining process referred to as distillation. Both kinds of oils are made out of hydrocarbons that are removed from crude oil during distillation, purified and then blended.

While they are made the same way and while they are both a by-product of crude oil, their differences can be found in how they are used and what they are used for.

Differences Between Heating Oil and Fuel Oil

Here is one way to think about the difference between heating oil and fuel oil: heating oil falls under the umbrella of fuel oil. All heating oil is considered fuel oil, but not all fuel oil is considered heating oil.

As you may be able to detect from the name, heating oil is specifically for heating homes and commercial spaces.

Fuel oil, on the other hand, can go beyond home and commercial heating. It is any petroleum product that can power either a home heating system or vehicle engine. Fuel oil is typically a heavier fuel than both heating oil and gas.

In addition to heating oil there are two other categories of fuel oil:

Jennings Oil & Propane’s Heating Oil

Heating oil from Jennings Oil & Propane is known to be green and clean, which makes it beneficial to both the environment and your home’s heating system. This is part of why we have become the go-to choice for heating oil within Fairfield County and the surrounding communities.

Not only can you count on the deliveries of heating oil that you get from Jennings Oil & Propane to show up on time, but we also offer competitive prices and offer a price protection plan that allows you to cap your price, purchase your heating oil at a fixed price or pay the daily rate of heating oil.

Jennings Oil & Propane’s Fuel Oil

If diesel fuel oil is what you’re looking for, Jennings Oil & Propane has that too. If you need fuel for your farm equipment, fleet of vehicles or construction vehicles, Jennings Oil & Propane can help keep your business up and running. We offer commercial diesel fueling in Danbury and throughout parts of Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut.

If you’re looking for heating oil or fuel oil and are in the Fairfield County area, contact Jennings Oil & Propane today!