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Busting five common heating oil myths

mythsWe Americans have been using oil to heat our homes since the 1930s – ever since the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company (now Honeywell – yes, that Honeywell)
introduced the first oil-fired burners.

But despite that long track record of providing reliable heat to (mostly Northeastern) American homes, misconceptions still exist about heating oil – thanks in large part to the fuel’s poor environmental performance leading up until the 1970s.

We’re here to set the record straight by taking on some long-held myths about heating oil. Here are five of the most common ones:

To get the facts about today’s heating oil for your Ulster or Dutchess County home, contact the heating oil pros at Valley Oil today!