Serving parts of Fairfield, Litchfield & New Haven Counties since 1982

Heating Oil FAQ

Everything You Need to Know

heating oil connecticut Fall is here, and we have already felt some crisp and chilly temperatures in Connecticut. This is the season when you’ll start turning up the thermostat to get comfortable. As winter approaches and the temperatures continue trending down, your home’s consumption of heating oil is going to increase. Fortunately, Jennings Oil & Propane has a well-maintained fleet of trucks and onsite storage, so we can ensure that you always have enough fuel. So trust us whenever you need a heating oil delivery.

Given what an important role heating oil will play in your family’s safety and comfort during the upcoming months, let’s take a look at some heating oil basics and answer some frequently asked questions about heating oil.

What Is Heating Oil?

Heating oil is a product of crude oil that has been put through a refining process called distillation. During the process of distillation, hydrocarbons are removed from the crude oil and become a substance that can be further purified and blended to make the heating oil that works in your furnace or boiler.

Is Heating Oil Safe?

Heating oil is a safe option for heating your Connecticut home. Heating oil won’t explode. You can’t even ignite it with a lit match. Heating oil is only combustible when it’s been vaporized by an oil burner at a temperature of at least 140° Fahrenheit. Additionally, if there is a malfunction, safety devices within your furnace or boiler are designed to shut the unit off before carbon monoxide poisoning poses a risk.

Is Heating Oil Clean?

Heating oil has been reformulated and is now greener and cleaner than it used to be. Today’s heating oil is better for the environment. Jennings Oil & Propane is proud to deliver BioHeat, a cleaner-burning fuel than the heating oil of old. BioHeat has dramatically lower sulfur levels and every gallon includes biofuel, a renewable blend of oil from materials like sunflowers, soybeans, and vegetables. BioHeat reduces emissions and when paired with high-efficiency heating equipment, it burns cleaner than natural gas.

Is Heating Oil Efficient?

BioHeat heating oil is significantly more energy efficient than conventional heating oil. Modern heating oil systems are also more efficient than their predecessors. They can have an efficiency rating as high as 95%. The more efficient your heating system is, the less fuel it needs to keep you and your family warm and comfortable. An increase in efficiency can save you as much as 30% on your fuel and energy costs. Today’s heating oil is also more efficient than other methods for heating your home. Heating oil burns up to 20% more efficiently than gas, and it’s 30% more efficient at home heating than electricity.

Is Heating Oil Good for Your Heating System?

Today’s heating oil is good for your heating system. Because of the premium low-sulfur heating oil Jennings Oil & Propane delivers, your boiler or furnace will benefit. Your heating system will run more cleanly. That means your furnace or boiler will require fewer repairs and last longer. You’ll save money on repairs and delay the cost of a replacement.

Is Heating Oil a Good Choice for your Connecticut Home?

Heating oil is a very good choice for your home. When it comes to warmth, safety, value, and efficiency, today’s oil heat really delivers.

So why not get comfortable with Jennings Oil & Propane? We are a top-rated company with over 80 years of experience providing excellent service to our customers in parts of Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in Connecticut.

Contact us today to request a heating oil delivery or to learn more about the benefits of being a Jennings Oil & Propane customer.