Hundreds of records were broken from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic when a historic cold spell gripped us right after Christmas and wouldn’t let go. If that wasn’t enough, just a few days into the New Year, we got blasted by what meteorologists called “a bomb cyclone.”
We had to deal with a lot of snow driven by high winds. And then, as soon as the storm passed, temperatures plummeted into 0° ranges and wind chills were estimated to be well below that. New Jerseyans kept hearing about frostbite warnings as they trudged outside to begin their work or school day.
The silver lining in all this is that such frigid temperatures reinforced the value of owning an oil-heated home in New Jersey. That’s because oil generates nearly 140,000 Btu’s of heat for every gallon burned and warms a home evenly and efficiently.
This allows homeowners to enjoy high comfort levels and great value—no matter how cold it gets. If someone is looking to find the warmest homes in New Jersey, chances are good it will be the ones heated with oil.
Of course, homeowners who take advantage of the latest oilheat technology increase their odds of having the warmest, most comfortable home on their block.
Technology has brought great improvements in efficiency that has reduced annual fuel consumption by as much as 40%. This has saved oilheat consumers a lot of money on fuel. And because new systems burn clean and don’t need as much fuel, they do not pose a hazard to the environment.
Additionally, sulfur levels have been reduced dramatically and home heating oil in New Jersey is now considered an ultra-low sulfur fuel. This improves heating system efficiency and cleanliness and reduces emissions. This reformulated fuel also eliminates the source of most equipment breakdowns. The advent of ultra-low sulfur heating oil has also paved the way for the next generation of compact, super-efficient boilers and furnaces.
Many gallons of heating oil also include Bioheat®, a blend of heating oil and renewable materials like vegetable oils. Because Bioheat integrates seamlessly with all heating oil systems, the vast majority of the heating oil sold in New Jersey is already BioHeat. No changes to your heating system are necessary!