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Bioheat® Fuel vs Heating Oil

Making the Right Choice for Your Home

heating oil options massachusetts If you’re a W.H. Riley customer, then you’re already benefiting from our commitment to quality. Our family business is dedicated to providing the best products, prices, and service. And we are advancing with the times. Once we delivered coal, hay, straw, and wood, but now we have more advanced fuel solutions to offer. We’d like to tell you a bit about one of them.

W.H. Riley is proud to deliver a fuel called Bioheat® fuel to our heating oil customers in southeastern Massachusetts. Bioheat fuel is the industry’s official registered name for the fuel comprised of a blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and renewable biodiesel that’s made from organic and recycled products.

This fuel offers a number of advantages over traditional heating oil. And there’s no need to make any changes to your furnace, boiler, or oil tank to use it. In fact, there’s nothing you need to do except order your heating oil from W.H. Riley. We already deliver Bioheat fuel with every heating oil delivery.

Bioheat Fuel vs Traditional Heating Oil

In terms of environmental benefits, price, and its impact on your heating equipment, there are a lot of reasons Bioheat fuel is a better choice than traditional (or No. 2) heating oil.

Environmental Benefits

Bioheat fuel burns more cleanly and efficiently than traditional heating oil. That’s good for the environment and saves you money on the cost to heat your southeastern Massachusetts home.

Bioheat fuel’s benefit to the environment is measurable. Compared to traditional heating oil, it reduces greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 86%. Companies across the country are transitioning to higher levels of Bioheat fuel. As this trend continues, heating oil will move closer to being carbon neutral, and as a result, we’ll see a reduction in its carbon footprint.

Price Comparison

As a consumer, you won’t notice a significant difference in the price of Bioheat fuel versus traditional heating oil. However, because Bioheat fuel burns cleaner, you need less of it. When you don’t need as much fuel to comfortably heat your home, you don’t need to buy as much fuel to comfortably heat your home, and that’s a surefire way to save on your fuel costs.

Heating Equipment

In addition to being better for the environment and your budget, because Bioheat fuel burns so cleanly, it’s better for the health of your heating system. Using a cleaner fuel means your heating system should need fewer repairs during its lifetime. So you’ll save on repair costs. Plus, using a cleaner burning fuel should also extend the life of your heating system, so you won’t need to invest in a new heating system as soon.

Choose W.H. Riley & Son

W.H. Riley & Son provides service you can count on. We’ve been meeting the fuel needs of southeastern Massachusetts since 1873. We pride ourselves on offering our residential and commercial customers the highest-quality fuels and the highest standard of service. And one of the quality fuels we’re proud to deliver for our customers is Bioheat fuel.

Contact W.H. Riley & Son today to request a heating oil delivery or to learn more about our commitment to the environment.