Heating Using Oil

  • By Collin Land
  • 28 Sep, 2017
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Heating oil is a popular fuel for operating furnaces as it burns far hotter than other fueled heating methods, warming homes faster than other heating options and more efficiently maintaining a consistent temperature. Heating oil is a great option as it isn’t flammable by normal means and can provide virtually free hot water.

However, some people choose to use natural gas, electric or other heating alternatives instead. Here is how oil heating stacks up to the rest of the competition.

Heating Oil Compared to Other Heating Methods

Gas furnaces do have a few advantages over oil heating. Gas heating’s average Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating, which measures the combustion efficiency of a heating system, is much higher than oil heating, with ratings between 89 – 98% compared to oil’s 80 – 90%. Natural gas’s production rates are more stable and less susceptible to the vagaries of global supply and demand.

Yet, heating oil has proven itself as a consistent source of economical fuel, with the Energy Information Administration noting consumers are spending far less of their disposable income on heating and energy when using oil furnaces. Heating oil is a clean fuel that produces no emissions, with the latest oil system technologies ‘reburning’ fuel. Oil furnaces also enjoy exceptional longevity with an average life expectancy of 30 or more years if properly maintained.

Converting from oil to gas can be expensive, with tank removal, plumbing and ductwork costing an average $9,000. Oil furnaces also cost less than gas furnaces, and provide more control and service options, with several different oil providers to choose from with varying purchase and delivery methods.

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Have Heating Oil Delivered by Bogue Oil

For more than 40 years, Bogue Oil, Inc. has provided our Hampton Roads community with reliable, customer-centric services, including fast oil delivery and HVAC installations and repairs. We’re proud to be Virginia’s source for the highest quality heating, cooling and heating oil services. From installing heating oil tanks and heat pumps to delivering heating oil and repairing air conditioners, our phone number is the only one you’ll need to keep on speed dial for all your home or business’s comfort needs.

Bogue Oil delivers high-quality, clean-burning oil heat to the Hampton Roads (Chesapeake, Hampton, Hampton Roads, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Tidewater, Virginia Beach) region, keeping our friends and neighbors warm throughout the heating season.

Contact  Bogue Oil today to receive your next heating oil quickly and timely.

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By Collin Land 28 Sep, 2017

Heating oil is a popular fuel for operating furnaces as it burns far hotter than other fueled heating methods, warming homes faster than other heating options and more efficiently maintaining a consistent temperature. Heating oil is a great option as it isn’t flammable by normal means and can provide virtually free hot water.

However, some people choose to use natural gas, electric or other heating alternatives instead. Here is how oil heating stacks up to the rest of the competition.

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