Believe it or not, home fuel oil comes with an array of advantages!

Whether you’re buying a new home or upgrading your heating system, there’s one question you should consider before you make any final decisions: where is the fuel to heat your home coming from? Today’s homeowners have many options, from natural gas and electric to home fuel oil. You might think that they’re all the same, but nothing could be further from the truth! 


Here at All Island Fuel, it’s no secret that we think home fuel oil is the best. The reasons why, however, might surprise you. Read on to learn more about the top five benefits of using fuel oil in your home. 

  1. Heating oil is surprisingly efficient.
    Heating oil tends to have 125,000 BTU per gallon and burns 300 degrees hotter than natural gas. This means that you get more heat out of every gallon of fuel you use. Plus, today’s oil furnaces are startlingly efficient, with some earning efficiency ratings of 95%! With a furnace like that, you’ll get the most heat out of every drop of fuel. 

  2. Fuel oil can be safer than natural gas. 
    A natural gas leak is immediately dangerous, and sometimes a natural gas system could release carbon monoxide – an odorless, tasteless, invisible, and thoroughly toxic gas. In contrast, heating oil systems release color gasses and smoke when something goes wrong. You’ll know immediately that there’s a problem and can get everyone to safety quickly. Plus, heating oil doesn’t burn in its liquid state; it must be heated to its vaporization point before it will burn. 

  3. Fuel oil can be used anywhere.
    Natural gas companies won’t serve everyone. If they decide that an area is too rural or is inaccessible, they won’t serve it. In contrast, most fuel oil delivery companies will deliver to everyone in their range  of service. This means that as long as you have a fuel tank and a furnace, you can find a fuel oil company to serve you. 

  4. Fuel oil systems last a long time. 
    If you’ve ever replaced a heating system, you probably aren’t eager to repeat the experience. With an oil-based heating system, you might not have to. These systems can last 30 years or longer, and storage tanks can last for a decade plus. 

  5. You can choose your fuel oil composition and source. 
    When you get your heat via natural gas or electricity, you are beholden to the local gas or electric company. They set the rates; they determine how environmentally friendly the energy you get is; and they decide what type of service you can get. In contrast, when you choose fuel oil, you also get to choose the company you work with. That means you can shop around for the best deals, the best service, the right type of fuel oil, and more! 

If you’re searching for a fuel source, we urge you to think long and hard about fuel oil before you choose anything else! And of course, if you have any questions, the friendly associates at All Island Fuel are here to help you out. Give us a call to learn more or make the switch today!