Many believe that the supply of oil is becoming more and more scare, but the truth is that the availability of oil continues to greatly surpass the worlds demand and consumption. Since 1937, W.O. Stinson & Son Ltd. is one of the largest providers of residential and commercial heating oil in Ontario, and we’ve established a solid network to meet the demand of all our customers, even in the depths of winter and during peak demand.
Using oil to heat your home is a more effective option, compared with natural gas, propane and electricity, as it outperforms them from a heat output perspective. Heating oil burns hotter than natural gas and propane which means that your house will heat up faster and consistently stay warmer.
BENEFITS OF HEATING WITH OIL
HEATING OIL IS A CLEAN BURNING FUEL SOURCE
At one time furnace equipment was inefficient, producing excessive smoke and unclean soot. Since the 1970’s we’ve seen a huge advancement in oil furnace technology, to the point where today’s furnaces are up to 97% efficient. As a result, houses heated with oil have shown a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30% in the last few decades.
OIL OFFERS EFFECTIVE HEATING
Heating your home with oil is a more effective option, compared to natural gas and propane, because oil outperforms them both from a heat output perspective. Oil burns 300 degrees hotter than natural gas, and propane only burns 70% as hot as oil burns. With today’s furnace technology you can count on oil to not only heat your home quickly but also in an energy efficient way too.
FUEL OIL SYSTEMS HAVE A LONG LIFESPAN
The oil furnace systems that W.O. Stinson & Son Ltd. carry are built to last, and when compared against natural gas and propane systems, our oil furnaces offers a much longer lifespan. With proper maintenance, it is not uncommon for an oil furnace system to last 30 years or more. In many cases, a natural gas or propane furnace lifespan would typically last half as long as an oil furnace.
OIL HEAT IS SAFER THAN OTHER HEATING FUELS
Heating your home with oil is a very safe solution. Heating oil needs to be vaporized before it will ignite, because it won’t burn in liquid form. Therefore, it is completely safe to store oil inside your home in a secure certified oil tank. It is important to properly maintain your furnace system to avoid any performance issues, but running a well maintained oil furnace system is one of the safest ways to heat your home.