The Many Benefits of Bioheat® Fuel

Posted: May 27, 2024

Our eco-friendly heating oil provides reliable heat, lower emissions and financial benefits, too!

bioheat Warren County, NY Have you heard about Bioheat® fuel? It is one of the most effective ways for homeowners to lower their emissions right now without sacrificing an iota of comfort.
Bioheat fuel is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and biodiesel made from organic and recycled ingredients like:

You are already receiving Bioheat fuel if you’re a Main-Care Energy heating oil delivery customer in Warren County, NY, or elsewhere in our Hudson Valley, New York Capital Region, Western Vermont and Western Massachusetts service area. Here are some of the amazing advantages households enjoy when using Bioheat fuel.

Undeniable Home Comfort

Heating oil generates quite a bit of warmth. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a single gallon of heating oil produces roughly 138,500 Btu of heat energy. To get that same amount of heat, you would need about 41 kilowatt-hours of electricity or 134 cubic feet of natural gas.

Bioheat fuel retains all this heat-generating capacity in a more environmentally friendly product. Plus, you can use it in existing oil-heat equipment without the expense or disruption of system modifications!

Shrinking Your Carbon Footprint

The petroleum heating oil component of Bioheat fuel is ultra-low-sulfur, which significantly reduces its negative impact on air quality. But the introduction of biodiesel wildly improves its emissions performance.

Biodiesel replaces petroleum gallon for gallon, and it lowers the resulting fuel’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent. You’ll see considerably lower emissions of sulfur oxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon dioxide, mercury, particulate matter and other substances.

Reduced Wear and Tear on Heating Equipment

At Main-Care Energy, we sometimes talk to homeowners who are concerned that biodiesel would have a negative impact on their heating system. Not only will Bioheat fuel not hurt your boiler or furnace; it will burn more cleanly and leave fewer deposits in your heat exchanger. Consequently, your system may need fewer cleanings, require fewer repairs and enjoy a longer service life.

Tax Benefits

If the benefits above aren’t enough, you can also get tax credits for using Bioheat fuel and equipment that works with it.

New York residents enjoy a clean heating fuel credit — applied at tax time — for each gallon of Bioheat fuel they purchase.

All customers are eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $600 for installing qualifying energy-efficient furnaces and boilers that have been rated by the manufacturer for use with Bioheat fuel that has a minimum 20% blend of biodiesel.

Talk to Main-Care Energy about Bioheat Fuel Today

If you’re interested in enjoying all the robust heating, lower system maintenance, financial incentives and environmental benefits that come with using Bioheat fuel, reach out to the team at Main-Care Energy. We’ve been reliably keeping Northeastern households comfortable since 1930, and we’re committed to delivering 360° of Service. That commitment means we are here for your home around the clock, all year round and for the full life-cycle of your equipment. Delivering clean-burning, super-efficient Bioheat fuel is just one way we make good on that promise to you.

Interested in becoming a Main-Care Energy customer? Contact us today to get started.