Safety and The Environment
It is a fact that there is no completely safe and environmentally benign way to heat your home. However, oilheat is a much more environmentally-friendly and efficient way to heat your home and hot water than most people think. In fact, we’re the only oil heat company in the area selling ULTRA2BIO Premium BioHeating Oil, a premium blend of fossil-based fuel oil and renewable, organic BioHeat that provides reduced emissions and cuts down on the carbon dioxide that increases greenhouse gas build-up. ULTRA2BIO Premium BioHeating Oil burns cleaner, helps your heating system last longer, and helps protect the environment.
At Chair City Oil we’re proud of our state-of-the-art bulk-fueling terminal, completed in 2004. As the only local home heating oil storage facility in Gardner, we’ve built in a number of safeguards designed to eliminate any possibility of oil spills. We have licensed employees on staff fully trained in all state and federal regulations regarding the storage, transportation and delivery of home heating oil.
Oilheat burns cleanly
Today’s heating oil burns 95% cleaner than in 1970. Because it burns so cleanly, it falls well within the air pollution standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Low-sulfur products and biofuels, such as our ULTRA2BIO Premium BioHeating Oil, will further reduce the already near-zero emissions.
Residential heating oil equipment creates such a negligible amount of emissions that heating oil is not even regulated by the Federal Clean Air Act. Wood, coal, and even electric heat produce more emissions than residential heating oil.
Oilheat is Safe
Oilheat presents one of the lowest risks of carbon monoxide poisoning. A Consumer Product Safety Commission report determined that natural gas systems are associated with 82% of residential carbon monoxide deaths. Oil heat systems are involved in less than 8%. System malfunctions are apparent. Home heating oil systems rarely cause carbon monoxide leaks without warning. If an oilheat system malfunctions, it will generally produce some smoke or soot which are early indicators that something is wrong, long before carbon monoxide can pose a threat.
Heating oil is non-explosive. Unlike natural gas and propane, heating oil cannot explode. In fact, heating oil is so stable, it has to be turned into a mist before it can even burn.
Oil tanks are safe and reliable. Modern heating oil tanks are manufactured with corrosion-resistant materials to perform safely and reliably for decades.