While Bottini Fuel does provide customers with oil for all their heating needs, we would also like to inform you about the dangers of oil. It comes as quite a shock to many homeowners to find out that there are many catastrophic risks associated with heating your home with oil. It doesn’t really matter if you store it in the basement of your home, outside underground, or above ground, the risks are still there. Additionally, oil can be much more costly to use than other means of heating your home. Even electricity would be a better choice. At any rate, we are going to provide you with some things to think about if you are heating your home with oil.
It is true that there are risks associated with any way you decide to heat your home. Electricity can cause a fire just by having a short. Propane can release carbon monoxide gas that you will never smell. Well, oil is the worst offender when it comes to bad things that happen as a result. Let’s take a look at just a few.
- Environmental – There have been talks for years about the hazards of oil and the environment. This can happen no matter where in the process it takes place. We have heard of many problems when they are trying to extract it, while they are moving it, and even when they ship it by boat, train, or truck. Additionally, you hear of many homes starting on fire as a result of leaking oil. Well, all of these mishaps have an impact on the environment. When it catches on fire it sends up a huge black plume of smoke. When it falls into the ocean, it can hurt sea animals and other aspects of the ocean. When it spills onto the ground, it can cause problems for the drinking water for generations. In fact, as little as one drop of oil can ruin 6 gallons of water.
- Insurance – It is becoming harder and harder to get insurance if you continue to heat your home with oil. That is because the insurance companies have calculated the risks associated with this form of heating and have found that it is not worth it to cover those people. The simple fact is that too many homes have caught on fire as a result of improper maintenance of the oil tanks.
- Energy Cost – We briefly mentioned this in the opening, but we really need you to know that when it comes to heating your home, you could literally throw a rock and find a better way. Switching to propane can save you up to 25% on your home heating bill. Add this to the number of government rebates you will get, and it really is a clear choice.
Bottini Fuel wants you to know, if you do have any oil needs, we will happily supply you with the oil that you need. However, if you are ready to switch to a cheaper, greener, more cost-effective way to heat your home, we would be happy to assist you with that transformation.