Bioheat® Fuels Long Island
Start spreading the news – Bioheat® fuel is here to stay! On September 13, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Senate Bill 5422A – setting the minimum standard of 5 percent biodiesel in all heating oil sold in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. This came a month before the same standard went into effect for New York City.
After July 1, 2018, everyone on Long Island will enjoy the many benefits of Bioheat® fuel, including:
Ultra-Low Sulfur Oilheat
The Oilheat component of New York’s Bioheat® fuel, which contains just 15 sulfur parts-per-million (ppm), boasts near-zero emissions. With the addition of biodiesel, it burns even more cleanly. Just how clean is it? According to the Consumer Energy Council of America, ultra-low sulfur Bioheat® fuel reduces emissions by more than 70 percent compared to traditional heating fuels.
New York State offers generous tax credits as an incentive to use Bioheat® fuel. Residents who use blends of B6 (6 percent biodiesel) or higher can claim a direct income tax credit of up to 20 cents for every gallon they buy – one cent for each percentage point of biodiesel in their heating oil (up to B20).
The biodiesel that is blended with Oilheat to make Bioheat® fuel is made from renewable resources that are grown in our own backyard. American farmers grow crops that can be used to make biodiesel fuel, including:
- Pumpkin Seed
- And more!
Friendliness to our Environment
Because Bioheat® fuel is so clean, using it helps to reduce harmful carbon emissions. In fact, testing conducted by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) found that a Bioheat® fuel blend of 80 percent low-sulfur heating oil and 20 percent biodiesel (B20) reduced sulfur oxide emissions by as much as 80 percent or more and nitrogen oxide emissions by 20 percent. Not only that, but those harmful carbon dioxide emissions we mentioned? They can be lowered by 20 percent!
Full-service Bioheat® fuel dealers provide more than just fuel for home heating – many offer other value-added services such as 24-hour emergency service, automatic delivery, service plans that include regular tune-ups, installation of heating and cooling equipment and much more.
Not all Bioheat® dealers offer the same services. Be sure to ask your local dealer what they offer to their customers!
You don’t have to modify your home heating system to use Bioheat® fuel. You will, however, find a significant increase in the efficiency of your fuel usage when you begin to use Bioheat® fuel to heat your home!
This fuel provides a strong flame. In fact, according to studies, it has the highest BTU content of any alternative fuel. Using Bioheat® fuel can help clean your heating system, so you’ll use less fuel while enjoying the comforts of your home!
Want to know more about Bioheat® fuel or OHILI? Contact us at (631) 360-0200 today, or fill out the contact form on this website.
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