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Should I Use Heating Oil or Kerosene?

When it comes to heating up your home or business, there are many choices, including kerosene and heating oil. Here at Woolley Home Solutions, we can provide delivery services for both heating oil and kerosene. But how do you decide which fuel is best for you? 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 due to the fact that it is clean, reliable, and affordable. There are, however, 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 percent 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 will provide your home or business with even and efficient heat and will do so relatively quickly. Heating oil systems also boast efficiency ratings of more than 95 percent and their tanks are safely built to last using corrosion-resistant materials.

Located in Essex County, Somerset County, or Union County and need heating oil? Contact Woolley Home Solutions for heating oil delivery services.

When to Choose Kerosene?

Kerosene is also sometimes referred to as lamp oil and is a combustible hydrocarbon liquid that is used for everything from cooking and lighting fuel to jet engine and rocket fuel. Kerosene was first used to light kerosene 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. It can also 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.

For questions regarding kerosene and heating oil, give Woolley Home Solutions a call at (973) 762-7400. When it comes to heating oil, fuel oil, and kerosene, we’re the experts.

Choosing Between Heating Oil & Kerosene

Now that you know what heating oil and kerosene are, which exactly should you be using in order to heat your home or business? Both are effective fuels that can be safely used, which means that it comes down to the type of tank your property has. If your tank is inside of your home or business, then you should use heating oil. If your tank is built on the outside of your home or business, then you should use kerosene since it will operate better when temperatures are low.

If you have an existing oil burning system to heat your home or business, it is important that you know which type of fuel to use in your system. Using the wrong kind of fuel could not only cause harm to your system, but it could also be dangerous.

If you need heating oil or kerosene delivered to your home or business, contact us at Woolley Home Solutions today. Click here to learn more about our heating oil pricing and payment plans.

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