The Difference a Bioheat Fuel Dealer Makes

family in their Long Island homeIn the Long Island area, there are hundreds of small Bioheat® fuel companies, giving customers endless options. Many of these are family-owned businesses that live within the same communities they serve. Your local provider can offer a wide selection of services at competitive prices such as annual maintenance, equipment installation, and more depending on your dealer. That’s why you want a Bioheat® dealer with decades of experience and a reputation for reliability.

What Does Bioheat Mean?

To be considered Bioheat®, biodiesel blended into heating oil must adhere to specifications set by the American Society of Testing & Materials. Biofuel is the broader term that can include various products, including ethanol, biodiesel, renewable hydrocarbon diesel, and raw vegetable oil. Though it should be noted raw vegetable oil is not suitable for home heating oil use, and because it doesn’t meet the ASTM’s specifications, isn’t considered biodiesel or Bioheat.

What is Bioheat Oil?

Bioheat® is the official name of the specific fuel blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil mixed with renewable biodiesel made from recycled and organic products. Those organic products can be made from things like soybean oil, used cooking oils, canola, fats, inedible corn oil, grease, and even algae.

What is B20 Bioheat?

Different blends of biodiesel in heating oil are designated in percentages. The term “Bioheat” is a trademarked term by the National Biodiesel Board and includes a variety of categories. So a 5% blend of biodiesel is called B5. B10 is a 10% blend, and so naturally, B20 is a 20% blend. Bioheat® blends between 6 and 20% are in a category known as Bioheat Plus®. So B20 Bioheat is 20% biofuel and 80% petroleum diesel.

What is the Difference Between B20 and B100 Biodiesel?

The difference between B20 and B100 biodiesel is in the ratio of biofuel to petroleum diesel. Bioheat® with a 21-100% blend is referred to as Biotheat Super Plus®. A Bioheat® blend of 100% is pure biodiesel and is typically used as a fuel additive or meant to be combined with petroleum diesel to create other blends of biodiesel.

Is Bioheat Cheaper Than Oil?

While Bioheat® is better for the environment, the cost, as compared to standard oil, is generally only somewhat less expensive or, in some cases, as expensive. Some people with access to amounts of recycled cooking oil have managed to cut costs by blending their own biofuel.

Is Biodiesel Good for Home Heating?

Because biodiesel burns more cleanly, it is actually better for the lifespan of your heating system and will require less cleaning. Biodiesel is actually helpful with preventing clogs by removing sludge that can build up on the walls of the fuel tank. However, it will be necessary to check the seals more often for any damage as the solvent nature of the biodiesel can cause them to corrode faster than standard oil.

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