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Should I Buy a Home with Heating Oil Heat?

What You Need to Know

heating oil Ulster County, NY When buying a home like yours in Ulster County, NY, the type of heating system is a crucial factor to consider. One common option is heating oil. Here’s what you need to know before making a decision.


Heating oil systems are known for their efficiency. They heat homes quickly and maintain a consistent temperature, making them ideal for colder climates like we have here in the Hudson Valley during the winter.


While heating oil can be more efficient, it can also be more expensive than natural gas or electricity. The price of heating oil fluctuates based on supply and demand, which can lead to higher costs during peak winter months.

But you can enjoy predictable winter bills with the Valley Oil Heating Oil Budget Plan. Our budget plan makes your costs predictable because your payments are divided into 12 monthly installments, which can cut your winter fuel bills in half. You pay the same amount each month, no matter how cold it gets or if you need more than one delivery over a billing period.

Valley Oil also offers two price protection plans. With the Price Cap Plan, you pay a fee, and your fuel price will never rise above the agreed-upon cap price. And if the market price of heating oil goes down, your price will drop as well.

With Valley Oil’s Prepay/Fixed Plan, you purchase your fuel in advance and are therefore not subject to price spikes.


Heating oil systems require regular maintenance to ensure they run efficiently. This includes annual inspections and cleaning.

Environmental Impact

Heating oil is a fossil fuel, which means it contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. However, in the last 40 years, greenhouse gas emissions from heating oil have dropped by more than 33%, and advancements in technology have led to cleaner-burning oil heat systems.


Unlike natural gas, heating oil is non-explosive. However, leaks can lead to soil or water contamination, so it’s essential to have a well-maintained tank.


Heating oil is readily available in the Hudson Valley, and Valley Oil is well known in the region for delivering for our customers even in tough weather conditions. Our number one concern is your home comfort, so there is virtually nothing that will keep us from delivering the fuel you need when you need it.


Heating oil systems tend to have a longer lifespan compared to other heating systems, often lasting 30 years or more with proper maintenance.


Heating oil requires on-site storage, usually in a tank in your basement or outside your home.

Valley Oil Means Value

When you’re a Valley Oil customer, you get top-quality heating oil delivered to your home at the best prices available in the Hudson Valley. Value is high on our list. So we’re committed to offering a heating oil product that won’t overwhelm your budget. We also add value for our customers by offering a budget plan, price protection, and reliable automatic delivery.

Valley Oil is here to help our customers pay less and smile more. Contact us today to sign up for automatic delivery or to learn more about our services.