You may have heard people talking about Bioheat® lately, and how it’s a better heating fuel for your home and for the environment. And as a Genove Oil customer, you’re already experiencing the many benefits of Bioheat fuel every time we fill your oil tank. But do you know what those benefits are? Let us help you get to know Bioheat!
Bioheat is GREEN
First, the basics. Bioheat is a greener, renewable home heating fuel option. How so? It’s a blend of traditional home heating oil with biodiesel, which is created from natural resources such as soy bean oil or recycled cooking oil. How does this help the environment?
- It’s biodegradable.
- It promotes better air quality because it produces lower toxic emissions when it burns, and it’s virtually sulfur-free.
- Unlike most fuels, it has a positive “energy balance”—for each unit of fossil energy used to produce biodiesel, it returns over 5 units of renewable energy.
- It burns cleaner, which reduces consumption and our carbon footprint.
Bioheat is EFFICIENT
Heating with Bioheat offers great benefits to your home as well. And because it doesn’t require any equipment modifications and is comparable in price to traditional home heating oil, there’s no reason NOT to use it!
- A cleaner burn means reduced fuel consumption, which saves you on your annual heating costs.
- A cleaner burn is also beneficial to your heating equipment—your system will run more efficiently, which:
- helps to extend the life of your burner.
- reduces the need for maintenance calls.
- It cleans and lubricates your system’s components, which also helps extend equipment life.
Bioheat is DEPENDABLE
Because biodiesel is a renewable resource, you can depend on Bioheat being readily available for many years to come. It addition, because biodiesel is a domestic product, it limits our dependency on foreign oil, and creates new jobs here in the U.S.
Bioheat is a fuel for now, and a fuel for the future. You can learn more about the benefits on our Bioheat page, or feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about the fuel.