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Today’s ULSHO: A Greener Heating Oil

Carbon footprint island

If you have been looking for a way to shrink your home’s carbon footprint but have been hesitant to convert your heating oil system to natural gas or propane, you’re in luck: the answer is in your oil tank.

A mandate for all Connecticut heating oil suppliers to use ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) with a sulfur content standard of 15 ppm (parts per million) went into effect in July of this year. The previous standard of 500 ppm was established in 2014 (it was 3,000 ppm before that).

What does that mean for you? Well, let’s start with what it doesn’t mean for you: you do not have to make any modifications to your heating system to enjoy the benefits of 15 ppm ULSHO.

What it does mean is that every time you get a heating oil delivery, you will enjoy:

Best of all, ULSHO opens the door to new and even cleaner heating oil technologies that will be under development in the years ahead – stay tuned to our blog for more news as it happens!

For reliable heating ULSHO heating oil delivery in Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven Counties, trust the pros at Jennings. Contact us today to schedule your order, or to join the Jennings family of customers!

*Brookhaven National Laboratory
**Oil Heat Manufacturer’s Association