Oil v Gas

By Corrib Oil | 2nd October 2018

Oil furnaces are the most efficient way of heating a home because they provide more heat per unit of energy and they are less expensive than a gas furnace.

Nowadays heating oil is a clean fuel with oil producing almost zero emissions and the latest oil system technologies ‘reburn’ fuel, lowering emissions even further.
If a heating oil system is properly maintained, it burns cleanly. Any soot that it creates remains only inside the tank. With a methane content of 95%, natural gas system losses account for 18% of total global methane emissions, a powerful contributor to global warming and climate change.

Oil heating appliances are expected to last about 30 years if they are looked after and serviced on a regular basis. However, a natural gas furnace will only last in the region of 14 years.

Oil systems run smoother and last longer so you have less to worry about maintenance. Newer boilers can achieve efficiencies of up to 98.5% so that’s up to 35% more efficient than older models. They run on less fuel dropping to 800 gallons from 1200 gallons.

Newer models of oil heating systems will drastically reduce your heating bills.
In addition to better fuel and equipment, technology can now monitor your tank and alert you to leaks and spills which can be very costly in the long run.

Unlike natural gas, there are warning signs of an oil system breakdown, like smoke, odours or soot. Natural gas is explosive and leaks are a leading cause of carbon monoxide deaths.
An oil-fueled water heater is twice as fast as a natural gas water heater and three times as fast as an electric water heater giving your house a plentiful supply of hot water.

An oil tank stores your own independent supply safely. Your supply can be monitored and controlled with far less opportunity for service disruption.

A quick call to Corrib Oil can give you your orders in the last few years so you can estimate when you need to order oil again.

With our range of home heat plans and savings cards, you can put money away each week or month putting you in control of those energy costs.

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