A Few Reasons Why Oil Heat Is Safe Comfort
- The 1990 Clean Air Act is the federal law that gives the Environmental Protection Agency authority to set limits on the amount of a pollutant that can be in the air anywhere in the United States. Modern, efficient home heating oil equipment burns so cleanly that it comes well within the standards set by the EPA.
- With home heating oil systems, carbon monoxide leaks rarely come without warning. Smoke, soot and odors serve as early indicators that something is wrong before dangerous carbon monoxide can be released into the air.
- Heating oil is non-flammable in a liquid state. The only way that heating oil can ignite is to reach a temperature above 140 degrees F. There is virtually no chance of this happening, however, as the heating oil would begin to vaporize before it was ignited.
- Heating oil is not explosive, even if a leak should occur.
- If a problem does arise, Oil heat providers can offer direct, personalized service promptly — so the problem can be easily solved before it becomes more serious.