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What Is Bioheat and Is It Right for Your Home?

Written on: September 6, 2018

Bioheat: not your typical heating oil. At Williams Energy, we’ve adopted Bioheat as our heating oil of choice for so many reasons. To sum it all up in one sentence: Bioheat is better for your home’s heating system, better for local farmers, better for the environment and better for the economy.

Bioheat: A Cleaner, More Sustainable Heat Source

First of all – what is Bioheat?

Bioheat is a blend of traditional heating oil and biodiesel. Biodiesel is heating oil made from renewable, domestic sources. Vegetable, palm or canola oils are prime examples. Biodiesel does not contain petroleum on its own, but it can be blended with any type of heating oil to create what’s known as Bioheat. Biodiesel can be blended with heating oil in many different ratios. At Williams Energy, we’re currently blending biodiesel up to a ratio of 5%.

No Risk – Many Rewards

The first question you probably have is about effectiveness. Is a heating oil that’s blended with natural fuel just as effective as a traditional mix? You bet. In fact, Bioheat burns cleaner, putting out fewer emissions than fuel made solely of petroleum, and it doesn’t cost extra. It produces the same level of heat, so your home gets just as toasty warm, but you’re using a nontoxic, biodegradable heating source. You’re doing the environment a favor, at no additional cost to you!

Even better, you could be improving the function of your home’s furnace. With increased lubricity, using Bioheat could mean you pay less for system upkeep. Fewer breakdowns and a heightened efficiency means more money in your pocket.

Your furnace is already ready for Bioheat – you don’t need to make any modifications to the system in order to start using a better fuel source. That means your furnace warranty still applies. You don’t sacrifice any benefits you currently enjoy – you only stand to gain more!

The Economic Impact

When our fuel dependency is solely based on standard heating oil, prices can fluctuate based on worldwide events that are outside of the U.S.’s control. By reducing dependency on foreign oil with the addition of domestic biodiesel as a home heating source, it strengthens the market for local farmers and contributes positively to our own economy.

A Step in the Right Direction

With every fill-up, your Bioheat consumption puts society one step closer to a cleaner, safer environment and a strong economic future. And when you sign up for fuel delivery from Williams Energy, you get a free fuel tank storage inspection and many opportunities for reductions on our already competitive prices, such as early payment and Senior citizen discounts.

We monitor your consumption based on home size and outdoor temperature, timing our deliveries perfectly, so you never run out of fuel. You can depend on Williams Energy for sustainable, quality fuel and on-time delivery throughout the colder seasons.