Ayer Oil always wants to be there for our dedicated customers throughout the Ayer, MA area which is why we want to make sure you know everything you need to know about heating oil and other fuels. Sometimes what we think is not necessarily the truth. Take, for example, these fundamental facts about fuel oil, propane, and natural gas:
Natural gas is 95% methane. Leaks from natural gas pipelines account for 18% of all methane emissions each year. Methane has 70 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. Many natural gas pipelines are over 50 years old and these lines account for approximately 180,000 leaks each year in the US, according to the natural gas industry.
Today’s low-Sulfur fuel oil is cleaner than ever. With modern heating technology, oil is as efficient and clean as natural gas, without the pollution from natural gas pipelines.
One of the most respected consumer publications, Money™ Magazine, has stated that “the cost of converting [from fuel oil] would be higher than any potential savings you’d get.” Furthermore, an upgrade in oil heat equipment can cost half as much as a conversion. If your current boiler is 15 years old or older, you will notice substantial savings on your energy costs.