While oil heat is one of the most common types of heating systems across the country today, many consumers still hold some popular misconceptions about the use of heating oil. In our oil heat misconceptions blog series, we'd like to take the time to address these widespread misunderstandings about fuel oil and its use in residential and commercial heating.
While oil heat is one of the most common heating types in many parts of the country, many homeowners hold a few fundamental misunderstandings about this fuel. We believe that it's important to educate consumers about the true characteristics of oil heat, including how safe it is to use. The misconception has persisted for many years that oil is unsafe, but this couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, oil is one of the safest fuel types for several reasons. In this post, we'll discuss the common oil heat misconceptions related to safety and how regular service is key to safe oil system operation.
Although oil heat is one of the most common types of heating fuel in today's market, the general population holds many misconceptions about oil heating systems. With our oil heat misconceptions blog series, our aim is to educate the public on the truth behind many false beliefs commonly held about oil heat. Both those who use oil heat and those who don't often misunderstand the basic characteristics of oil heat due to a simple lack of modern heating fuel education. To begin, we're going to address the misconception that oil heat is dirty and damaging to the environment. In this post, we'll discuss the misconceptions about oil heat and its relative cleanliness both within the home or facility and in the environment.