Posted: September 20, 2021

When to Switch from Heating Oil to Propane

Six reasons propane may be the right choice for your home

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Perhaps some of your New York neighbors have switched from heating oil to propane in their homes. You might be wondering if you should switch too. The first question to ask yourself is: How old is my oil tank? If it’s nearing the end of its life or isn’t functioning as well as it used to, now is a great time to weigh the benefits of replacing it or switching over to propane. The professionals at Bottini Fuel can evaluate your system and help you decide if switching to propane is the right decision for your house.

There are a lot of great arguments for switching over to propane from heating oil. Here are some of the reasons you should consider propane for your New York home.

  1. You’ll benefit from higher efficiency. The average propane furnace is 90% efficient—or more. An old heating oil furnace may only be 60% efficient. Each dollar spent on propane versus heating oil will go farther.
  2. Oil furnaces require regular inspections and maintenance visits (which also costs you more money). Plus, there is always the chance of your oil tank springing a leak. Oil leaks are costly—negatively impacting your wallet and the environment. You don’t have to worry about leaks when you use propane.
  3. Think about how much space your heating oil system takes up in your home. Imagine how you could use that space once it’s been removed.
  4. Propane is more versatile than heating oil. Propane can warm your home. It can also power appliances like ovens, clothes dryers, and water heaters. Use it in your backyard for your grill, pool heater, patio heater, or lighting. Have peace of mind during severe weather when power outages are likely because propane can provide backup power to your home.
  5. There’s very little maintenance to worry about with propane tanks. They also last a very long time. You can keep one in storage for up to 40 years! And since propane is portable, you can take it camping.
  6. Last, but not least, propane produces significantly less emissions than heating oil. Propane’s smaller carbon footprint makes it the greener choice.

If you’re considering making the switch from heating oil to propane, let Bottini Fuel put our 70 years of experience to work for you. We are proud of our ability to keep our customers safe and comfortable by installing heating and cooling equipment; delivering oil, gasoline, diesel, and propane; and providing service and repairs.

The experts at Bottini Fuel are here to help you make the best decision for your home. Contact us today to learn more about our dependable products, delivery, and service. With seven locations in the Hudson Valley, we’re here for you.