When considering a new heating system for your home, the following information may be of service in helping you make an informed decision.
Oil is safe. Nothing is more important when choosing a home heating fuel than your family's safety. Oil heat is Non-Flammable and will only burn with the help of a high technology burner. Utility gas ignites readily and can explode if a leak occurs. Since 1986, there have been more than 3,000 gas pipeline incidents, resulting in over 350 fatalities and nearly $884 Million in property damage. (Source: Office of Pipeline Safety)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that utility gas home heating systems are the leading cause of carbon monoxide deaths in the United States. When gas heating systems malfunction they produce deadly, invisible, odorless carbon monoxide, giving no warning before it's too late. Oil heat systems, on the other hand, produce noticeable odors and visible signs if there is a problem.
Modern Oil Heat systems produce near-zero levels of emissions and the recent introduction of Bioheat and low sulfur oil has lowered emissions even further. Natural Gas is made up mostly of Methane - which as a greenhouse gas, traps 20 percent more heat in the atmosphere than the carbon dioxide from oil heat.
Cubby Oil & Energy is a local family owned business that treats its customers as friends. We are always available to answer your calls and questions because we care about your comfort. We work and support local communities by volunteering our time for many charities. Keyspan gas, on the other hand, is owned by a multi-national corporation.
Cubby provides 24 Hour service all year because we compete with other local companies for your business. We have to be the best or you can change companies. The Gas Utility is a monopoly and refers most of their service to plumbers. The wait on service calls could be measured in days not hours.
A utility gas leak can lead to an explosion capable of leveling a house. The chance of an oil leak from an oil storage tank is so low that residential oil tanks are not regulated by the federal government. On the rare occasion of a tank release, the Oil will not explode, ignite nor generate hazardous fumes.
You will find much more information on the American Energy Coalition website at www.americanenergycoalition.org