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Should I Buy a Home That Uses Heating Oil?

The Benefits of Oil Heat

oilheat home hudson valley, ny Are you looking to purchase a home in the Hudson Valley? If you are, there are a lot of factors to consider: How many bedrooms do you need? Do you want an open concept? Do you want a home that’s move-in ready, or are you willing to go with a fixer-upper? What are the must-haves for you and your family in terms of the home itself and the neighborhood it’s in? And here’s one more thing to ask yourself: Should I buy a home that uses heating oil?

The short answer is yes. There are several benefits to oil heat that we’ll go into further. Once you know the arguments in support of oil heat, you can purchase a home that uses heating oil with even more confidence.

The Argument for Heating Oil

Here are five reasons it makes sense to buy a home that uses heating oil.

  1. Safety: Home heating oil doesn’t ignite in its liquid state. It has to be vaporized to burn. You can safely store heating oil in your Hudson Valley home, and it represents a very low risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Plus, modern oil storage tanks are practically leakproof.
  2. Efficiency: Modern oil-fired heating systems can be up to 95% efficient—that’s up to 20% more efficient than gas and 30% more efficient than electricity. Purchasing a home that uses heating oil means you’ll get more out of each dollar you spend heating it.
  3. Speed: Of all the heating fuels, heating oil is capable of warming your home the fastest. It generates approximately 125,000 BTUs per gallon.
  4. Eco-friendlier: The last few decades have brought about significant improvements in heating oil. Today’s heating oil is cleaner and greener than the heating oil of old. Valley Oil delivers the same top-quality heating oil you’d get from more expensive providers. We just do it in a way that lets you pay less (and smile more).
  5. Longevity: With proper maintenance, your oil-fired boiler or furnace will last for 30 years or more. Using quality heating oil like the heating oil Valley Oil delivers can also help extend the life of your home heating system.

The Argument Against Heating Oil

The primary argument against heating oil has to do with cost. An oil furnace costs less initially than a natural gas furnace, but heating oil tends to cost more than natural gas. Additionally, heating oil’s price fluctuates throughout the year—usually costing more during the winter months when you need more of it. However, if you sign up for one Valley Oil’s budget plans, your heating oil bill will be the same predictable amount every month. Problem solved.

Choose Valley Oil

Valley Oil delivers heating oil to the residents of Dutchess County, and Ulster County, and the surrounding areas. We offer our customers quality, affordability, and dependability. Come to us for the best prices on home heating oil.

Valley Oil is a reliable provider of quality discount heating oil. Contact us today to order oil or sign up for automatic delivery.