Should I Use Heating Oil or Kerosene in My NJ Home?

When it comes to heating your Northern New Jersey home or business, you have many options for fuel, including kerosene and heating oil. Here at Woolley Home Solutions, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional delivery service for heating oil, and we would be thrilled to be your heating oil provider if that’s the best fuel for you. But how do you decide whether heating oil or kerosene is the right option? To determine whether heating oil or kerosene fits your needs better, you need to understand the differences between the two.

Woolley Home Solutions is here to help you determine the ideal option for your home. For further assistance, give us a call at (973) 762-7400.

Is Heating Oil the Right Choice?

Heating oil has been used by Americans as a source of heat for a long time because it is clean, reliable, and affordable. However, there are still some misconceptions about heating oil. For example, many people still think that heating oil doesn’t burn cleanly. This may have been true back in the day, but heating oil actually burns 95% cleaner today than it did back in 1970. It is also capable of being a biodegradable fuel source that is both non-carcinogenic and non-toxic. And yet, when adjusted for inflation, the cost of heating oil is actually less than it was in 1980.

Heating oil is also a safe option as it won’t ignite until it reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit, at which point it will vaporize. Heating oil systems also boast efficiency ratings of more than 95% and their oil tanks are safely built to last using corrosion-resistant materials. Heating oil will provide your home or business with even and efficient heat and will do so relatively quickly.

Bioheat® Fuel—an Even Greener Option

Bioheat® fuel blends biodiesel and ultra-low-sulfur heating oil, and its use requires no modification to heating systems. A safe and renewable energy source, Bioheat® fuel helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Users of Bioheat® fuel also experience an energy-efficient, cleaner, and more complete burn than other heating oils.

Could Bioheat® fuel be right for your New Jersey home? Contact Woolley Home Solutions to learn more.

When to Choose Kerosene?

Kerosene is a combustible hydrocarbon liquid that is used for everything from cooking and lighting fuel to jet engine and rocket fuel. Also referred to as “lamp oil,” kerosene was first used to light lamps and lanterns towards the latter half of the 19th century. Kerosene is a more stable fuel option than gasoline and only contains flammable vapors.

Kerosene can be stored longer than gasoline and is often considered to be a more user-friendly form of fuel. It’s worth noting that the burning of kerosene fuel does result in the production of carbon monoxide, which means that there needs to be adequate ventilation available if used indoors.

Have questions about kerosene vs. heating oil? Give Woolley Home Solutions a call at (973) 762-7400. When it comes to heating oil and Bioheat® fuel, we’re the experts you can count on in Maplewood, NJ.

Choosing Between Heating Oil & Kerosene in North Jersey

Now that you know what heating oil and kerosene are and the pros and cons of both, which one should you be using to heat your home or business? Both are effective fuels that can be used safely, which means that it comes down to the type of fuel storage tank your property has. If your fuel storage tank is inside of your home or business, then you should use heating oil because it’s safer and more effective. If your fuel storage tank is on the outside of your home or business, then you should use kerosene since it doesn’t freeze or “gel” like heating oil will when temperatures are low.

It’s extremely important to know what type of fuel to use in your system, especially if you existing oil burning system to heat your home or business. Using the wrong kind of fuel could not only cause harm to your heating system, but it could also be dangerous.

Get Heating Oil or Bioheat® Fuel Delivery from Woolley Home Solutions

If you need heating oil or Bioheat® fuel delivered to your home or business, choose the experts at Woolley Home Solutions today. We’ve been serving Maplewood and the surrounding New Jersey areas with reliable heating solutions for almost 100 years! In addition to fuel delivery, we also offer oil tank protection, convenient pricing and payment plans, a helpful tank chart resource, and even a propane refilling station. Click here to learn more about our heating oil or Bioheat® fuel pricing and payment plans or contact us online to schedule delivery!