Service – Full service Oilheat dealers like Wilcox Energy protect their customers with 24-hour emergency service, 365 days a year; and many offer system upgrades, cost management plans, and service contracts. Gas utilities generally offer gas delivery only, no service, and customers must make their own arrangements.
Efficiency – Oilheat is the efficiency leader. Modern Oilheat systems perform at 85-95% efficiency or higher. This means that for every dollar spent on heating oil, 85-95 cents worth of heat and hot water is delivered to your home. Because an Oilheat flame burns 300 degrees hotter than natural gas, Oilheat creates a warmer and cozy home faster than any other heating source.
Cleanliness and Safety – Today’s Oilheat is 95% cleaner than it was in 1970. Modern Oilheat systems create absolutely no soot, dirt, or odors in the home. Oilheat is as environmentally friendly as gas and non-explosive. In fact, unlike other heating sources which can burst into flames, Oilheat cannot burn in a liquid state.
Availability – There is no need to worry about world supply of crude oil — with over 70 oil-producing countries providing imports, the U.S. is not dependent on any one source of supply. In addition, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in the United States has a capacity of over 727 million barrels — the world’s largest emergency crude oil stockpile. Also, the increased use of Bioheat® enables Oilheat customers to draw on a renewable supply.
Affordability – Annual heating costs for Oilheat are consistently lower than natural gas or electricity, especially when your supplier offers a price cap or guaranteed price program. The Department of Ecology studies indicate that oil heats 16% more efficiently than natural gas. Over 28 million Americans depend on the comfort and savings of Oilheat to heat their homes.