You might not be too surprised to know that 50 percent of Vermonters use heating oil to warm their homes. That’s because heating oil is better at generating heat and keeping your home warm, particularly through our cold, damp, and long winters. Other fuels just don’t provide the same heating energy! What you might not know is that every drop of heating oil burned in the State—and the entire northeast—is ultra-low sulfur heating oil.
What is ultra-low sulfur heating oil? Ultra-low sulfur heating oil is the result of dramatic enhancements in the oil refining process resulting in fuel that burns 95% cleaner than comparable oil used to heat homes in the 1970s. Traditional heating oil has a sulfur content of up to 4,000 parts per million. In contrast, ultra-low sulfur heating oil has a sulfur content of just 15 parts per million.
As a result, the heating oil we deliver to fill your tank burns so cleanly, producing such negligible emissions, that the Federal Clean Air Act doesn’t even regulate it anymore.
What makes ultra-low sulfur heating oil a better way to heat your home? Heating oil in general has a higher BTU output per gallon than other types of fuels. That means it will warm up your home faster than alternative types of fuels like natural gas or electricity. It’s also true of ultra-low sulfur heating oil. But because it’s so clean-burning, ultra-low sulfur heating oil improves the efficiency of your heating system—helping to save you money. It also helps your system last longer and reduces breakdowns.
The improved efficiency of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil means you get better value per gallon. Of course, when it comes to pricing, every type of heating fuel is reacting to pressures in the market right now. The global economy and any issues that affect the supply of crude oil will affect how much you pay to heat your home.
On a local level, seasonal demand always plays a big role. When temperatures are colder than normal, people use more heating fuels, driving prices up. That’s why we secure large amounts of heating oil year-round, especially during summer, when the costs tend to be lower, so we can pass on savings to you in the winter, when you need them most.
One of the ways we do that is with our Pre-buy Plan. This program lets you take advantage of lower off-season pricing by paying for your heating oil at the start of the season. You’ll lock in your per-gallon price and eliminate worry over unexpected price jumps. Enrollment in this program is limited each calendar year, so please speak to a member of our team about how you can take advantage in the seasons to come!
Further, our Budget Plan is our most popular choice, too! It spreads your costs evenly over 11 months, cutting winter bills nearly in half and making it easier for you to budget your expenses.
When you’re looking for a heating oil provider for your home or business, you want a company that puts customers first. That inherently means offering fair, transparent pricing, but it also means offering true reliability, with products and services designed to make your life easier.
Jack F. Corse Fuels has been dedicated to prompt, reliable, courteous service for our customers in Lamoille, Franklin, & Northern Chittenden Counties in Vermont since 1947. Contact us today to learn more or to get started on becoming a customer.