Oil Heat and the Environment – What to Know

A drop of oil next to a hand holding a plant.Oil heat is an excellent source of heat for your home as it is extremely reliable. You can count on oil heat to keep you and your family warm during the coldest nights. The liquid fuel that oil tanks run on can vary and have different effects on the environment. At Tragar Express, we proudly supply Bioheat® to our customers. This eco-friendly fuel is an environmentally responsible home heating oil alternative that provides benefits to homeowners.

The Advantages of Bioheat®

  1. It Is Renewable

    Bioheat® is a mixture of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and biodiesel. The biodiesel component can be made of a variety of oils from recycled crops, such as avocado, rapeseed, jojoba, linseed, corn, safflower, and sunflower. This has a positive impact on the environment because the portion of Bioheat® made with biodiesel, which TodaysBioheat.com states can be anywhere from 2% to greater than 20%, reduces the use of standard heating oil. In fact, they state that if everyone using heating oil used a B5 blend (5 percent biodiesel/95 percent heating oil), 400 million gallons of regular heating oil could be conserved.

  2. It is Less Toxic

    Bioheat® is known as a clean-burning green alternative to traditional home heating oil. This is because using Bioheat® in your oil heating system decreases the release of carbon emissions, as described by DiscoverHeatingOilMass.com. As a result, our air quality improves over time. It is also biodegradable, so it will not become waste that is left in our environment.

  3. It Is Better for Your Oil Heating System

    Bioheat® not only has a positive impact on the environment, but it is also beneficial to your oil home heating system. According to BioHeatNow.com, Bioheat® lubricates your oil heating system. Additionally, using Bioheat® helps to keep your oil heating system running smoothly because it dissolves sludge that can build up over time. This self-cleaning action extends the life of heating equipment, which decreases the amount of oil tanks that end up in landfills.

Tragar Express Cares About You and The Environment

The home heating experts at Tragar Express prioritize the comfort of our customers in their homes. We also understand the importance of keeping our environment clean and building a sustainable future for you and your family, so we are proud to supply our customers with Bioheat® standard at no additional charge. Our professional staff delivers oil right to your home and you can conveniently order oil online 24/7 in case you run into an emergency. If you have questions or need to make a service request, fill out our online form or call today at (516) 221-2559.