April 22, 2019 will mark the 49th annual Earth Day – an event set aside to recognize eco-friendly ideas and celebrate cleaner, greener ways to live on our one precious planet.
One of the most important ways to live cleaner and greener is by making smart choices about the way we heat our homes. The good news is that when you become a Corse Fuels heating oil customer, you will be doing just that.
That’s because as of July of last year, all heating oil delivered by Corse Fuels (and by all other heating oil suppliers in New England) is required by law to be ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) with a sulfur concentration of 15 ppm (parts per million) or less –down from the 500 ppm mandate established in 2014 (it was 3,000 ppm before that).
But what do all those numbers mean for you, and for the planet?
Let’s start with you: In one sense, the switch to stricter ULSHO standards means nothing at all – as in, you don’t have to make any modifications to your heating system to enjoy ULSHO benefits.
But in another sense, the switch to 15ppm ULSHO means a lot for you: Compared to old-school heating oil, today’s ULSHO improves efficiency, which lowers your monthly energy bills. It also reduces the amount of maintenance needed for your equipment, since cleaner-burning fuel reduces deposits on heating exchangers.
What about the planet?
Well, today’s ULSHO cuts out 99 percent of sulfur dioxide emissions (one of the leading contributors to acid rain and smog), 97 percent of airborne emissions, and 30 percent of NOx emissions compared to regular heating oil*. ULSHO also produces 90 percent less ash*and 40 times less soot** than regular heating oil, making the improved fuel a cleaner option than natural gas!
Celebrate Earth Day 2019 by refilling your tank with ultra-Earth-friendly ULSHO from Corse Fuels. Contact us today to schedule your heating oil delivery, or to become a Corse customer!
*Brookhaven National Laboratory
**Oil Heat Manufacturer’s Association