Pennsylvania residents that use oil as their fuel source will now be able to enjoy the advantages that come with ultra-low sulfur heating oil, also known as ULSHO. This super fuel oil has many advantages over natural gas. Moreover, it is much better than the heating oils of the past. In this article, we explore what ULSHO is and the ultra-low sulfur advantages that homeowners and business owners will experience from this state-of-the-art heating fuel.
ULSHO: An Overview
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Over the past fifty years, oil refineries have slowly removed the element of sulfur from heating oil through a process called Hydrodesulfurization (HDS). Today, ultra-low sulfur heating oil contains 15 parts-per-million, a drastic decrease from the 2,000 ppm that was still in use as of 2015 in Pennsylvania. This makes ultra-low sulfur heating oil one of the most viable options in the movement towards the use of environmentally friendly fuels.
Sulfur is considered the dirty part of oil fuel. It’s the black sooty part. By reducing the sulfur content of heating oil, it implies that there is less pollution, leading to a positive impact on the environment and our health.
For those who use oil heat, you can feel the peace of mind that you are doing your part when it comes to leaving a smaller carbon footprint. With ULSHO, oil suppliers and property owners can work together to make conscientious choices about the way we heat our homes and commercial buildings.
What Benefits Do I Get From ULSHO?
There are various advantages that come from using ultra-low sulfur heating oil. Below, we discuss some that you, as a homeowner or business owner, will experience.
ULSHO Burns Cleaner
ULSHO burns cleaner than traditional heating oil. It reduces particulate matter by 97%, nitrous oxide by 30%, carbon dioxide by 2%, and sulfur dioxide by 99%. There is 40% less soot and 90% less ash buildup.
Improves Heating Efficiency
ULSHO is a far superior heating source when compared to other heating fuels. Since ULSHO scales back on sooting and scaling, you can enjoy more heat in your home, instead of it going up your chimney. Even when you compare this superior oil to natural gas, there is no contest. You would have to burn 40% more gas to receive the equivalent amount of heat from ultra-low sulfur heating oil. Therefore, this fuel offers a high level of efficiency and a means to reduce your heating costs.
Increases Heating Equipment Life
Since ULSHO is such a clean-burning fuel, it helps increase your heating system’s longevity. When fuel is considered “clean-burning”, it implies that there are fewer deposits on the components that make up your heating system, such as the heat exchangers. As mentioned above, there is 40% less soot and 90% less ash buildup. There is less need for servicing your system. Therefore, not only is ULSHO more efficient, but it also reduces your heating system repair and replacement costs.
ULSHO Costs & Heating System Upgrades
ULSHO will be delivered to PA homes and businesses at the beginning of September 2020. Naturally, this will bring up many concerns for Pennsylvania residents. They question if they will need to upgrade their heating system or if their current system is compatible. Likewise, they wonder if they will have to pay more for this super fuel.
Fortunately, you can keep using the same equipment that you currently have in your home or office building. The switch from conventional heating oil to ULSHO does not require a replacement or any alterations to your current system. Likewise, ultra-low sulfur heating oil ULSHO prices are comparable to traditional heating oil prices.
Oil suppliers will now be delivering ultra-low sulfur heating oil to Pennsylvania residents at the beginning of September 2020. This fuel oil will provide benefits and low cost to both homeowners and business owners of the area. These advantages come in the form of low heating costs, increased efficiency, prolonged heating system lifespans, and a more environmentally friendly approach towards heating.
Connect With An Oil Supplier In Your Area
The Better Home Heat Council (BHHC) is a local association that aims to help homeowners with everything that has to do with fuel oil heat. We provide you with knowledge, especially on things regarding the economic and efficient use of heating oil. Also, we assist people in identifying and solving issues about energy-efficiency in their homes or office. We accomplish this by pushing them towards an effective and affordable path to ensure that their living areas become more efficient and cost-effective.
The BHHC also supports heating oil delivery service companies that offer services, products, and solutions to homeowners in the Lehigh Valley. If you are searching for a superior home heating oil delivery service near you, click here. Rest assured that most of the fuel oil delivery service companies in our system also provide free energy consultations.
For questions and concerns concerning your HVAC system or oil delivery, click here to contact the Better Home Heat Council today.