November 15, 2017
Home heating oil is one of the safest, most affordable, and most efficient energy sources available for homeowners in New England. While the fuel is often known to deliver trouble-free heating year after year for those with indoor aboveground fuel storage tanks, using it with outdoor equipment is another story.
If you have an outdoor heating oil storage tank on your property, you know that filling it with standard #2 heating oil during the coldest months of the year is a bit of a gamble. Because of its composition, the fuel begins to thicken when outdoor temperatures drop below freezing. This is commonly known as “gelling,” and it can reduce or fully block oil flow to your furnace.
The good news is that there’s no need to convert to a new energy source or even replace a perfectly good piece of outdoor equipment in order to avoid the risk of fuel solidifying in your tank. Using kerosene in place of #2 fuel oil this winter is a simple, hassle-free solution.
Better Fuel Flow
Kerosene resists freezing and supports clean, effective heating system operation as a viable substitute to heating oil during the winter months.
Fewer Service Calls
Once gelling occurs in your equipment, lines must be thawed and serviced by a technician. This translates to extra time taken out of your busy schedule plus extra service bills.
By continuing to use heating oil in an outside tank during freezing conditions, you will most likely need to invest in an anti-gel additive. This is an added cost that isn’t a factor with kerosene use.
Same Exceptional Service
Seamlessly switch your fuel delivery preference from heating oil to kerosene with your current fuel provider for the time period of your choice.
Cold weather is coming! Prevent issues with your outdoor fuel tank by placing your kerosene order today.