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How Heating Oil Has Changed in the Last 20 Years

NOCO is helping lead the way

latest in heating oil new yorkSo much in our lives has changed in the last 20 years, like social media, online shopping, and our options for entertainment.

One thing you may not have noticed is the change in the heating oil which keeps your Western New York house warm and comfortable. Thanks to advancements such as ULSHO and biodiesels, today’s heating oil is cleaner burning and considerably more energy efficient.

We’ll help get you more familiar with some of these changes.

What is ULSHO?

ULSHO is not some new superhero team. It’s one of the top reasons why today’s heating oil is so dramatically better than what it used to be!

ULSHO stands for ultra-low sulfur heating oil. To meet ULSHO standards, heating oil must contain 15 parts-per-million (ppm) of sulfur or less, a reduction of 99% vs. the amount of sulfur present 30 years ago.

When compared to traditional heating oil, this virtual elimination of sulfur from heating oil has resulted in a reduction of more than 70% in greenhouse gases.

ULSHO not only lowers emissions but also benefits your oil-fired heating system. The presence of less sulfur in your heating oil is excellent news for your home’s furnace or boiler since sulfur accumulation is a common cause of heating equipment failure. ULSHO reduces the need for service calls and prolongs the life of your home’s oil heating system, all while improving its efficiency and performance.

You don’t need to replace or modify your heating system to enjoy the benefits ULSHO provides.

Biodiesels: The path to a greener future

You’ll be able to drastically decrease your heating expenses while keeping your house warm, safe, and comfortable with ULSHO and super-efficient oil heating systems.

When it comes to making heating oil more sustainable, USHSO is just getting the beginning. As the number of states following New York’s lead and demanding usage of biodiesels in heating oil rises, the use of bioheat fuel—also known as Bioheat® fuel—in heating oil is increasing. Biodiesels are made from a variety of plant oils (sunflower, rapeseed, soybean, and more), recycled restaurant cooking oils, algae, and animal fats.

Biodiesels will elevate the level of environmental friendliness in heating oil. If biodiesels become widely used by 2030, carbon dioxide emissions could be reduced by 1.5 million tons. That is the equivalent of taking 320,000 cars off the road! The increase in biodiesels in heating oil will also help the heating oil industry achieve its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.

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