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A Beecher
A Beecher
22:26 27 Apr 21
The entire experience with Carlisle Petroleum Inc was phenomenal from start to finish. Andy came to our home and was thorough with his explanation of the HVAC systems and install process. Once we decided to proceed, Andy was prompt getting... it scheduled. The team that arrived to do the installation (Jim, Tristan and Andy) were considerate, professional and knowledgeable.They worked together efficiently and were very considerate of my home during the process. They even cleaned up all of the debris and insulation that had fallen onto my floors. I would most definitely recommend this company and its team members.read more
Ron Freed
Ron Freed
21:22 08 Apr 21
Our heat pump was showing signs of age so we had CPI come out for a review of our entire system, and since the prices seemed reasonable, we decided to replace our 30+ year old oil furnace at the same time. The crew showed up as scheduled... with enough resources to finish both jobs in one day. We're very pleased with the efficiency of the crew and the product quality. Both units are much quieter and more energy efficient.read more
Hope Miller
Hope Miller
13:05 19 Nov 20
From meeting with Mike the President, to working with Amber the office manager, and all the employees who did the job, we experienced nothing but complete satisfaction and excellent customer service from CPI for our new furnace and air... conditioning. Highly recommended!!read more
Leslie Weaver
Leslie Weaver
21:05 13 Aug 20
We have been customers of CPI for many years. Their service has always been prompt and professional. Their response time in addressing any area where assistance has been requested has always met and often exceeded expectations. The recent... installation of our new air condition unit could not have been a more positive experience. The installers worked in excessive heat to promptly install the new inside and outside equipment and to remove and clean all work areas upon completion. They were informative, making certain there were no unanswered questions or concerns.read more
Mike Morris
Mike Morris
17:55 13 Aug 20
Great company to work with. My wife and I are very happy with our new central air conditioning. Everyone was polite and professional and answered all of our questions. We very glad that we went with Carlisle Petroleum inc for our air... conditioning needs. Great job!!!read more
Michael Martin
Michael Martin
17:35 11 Aug 20
We recently upgraded to a new natural gas-fired furnace to replace our older unit. Mike from CPI came to our home to assess how to more evenly heat/cool our three levels of living space with a single-zone H/VAC system.We followed his... recommendation and two of his professional staff installed our new unit, including cutting new vents and intake, within half a day. They were professional, clean, courteous, quiet, and efficient. They took the time to link our new thermostat to our WIFI and showed us how to operate the controls from wall unit or electronic device.They measured the air-flow at every heat/ac register in the house to do their best to provide comfort on each floor.CPI installed the original unit when the home was built nearly 20-years ago and have maintained our system ever since. They are easy to work with, offered flexible financing, and back up their work.read more
Paul Remy
Paul Remy
12:27 08 Aug 20
Great experience with this company when looking to install central air for our older Victorian style home. From the start they were quick to respond to our questions, and provide estimates. Once given the green light their timelines were... right on. We were particularly impressed with the workers who were polite and considerate. We found them by accident and their name belies all the services they provide. We will definitely look to them again in the future.read more
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All Home Heating Oil is Not the Same - Carlisle Petroleum

All Home Heating Oil is Not the Same

Jan 12, 2020 | Main Blog | 0 comments

People in this country rely on different sources of energy to heat their homes and keep themselves warm during the winter season. Although LPG, electricity, and other renewable sources are familiar, there is one that stands out: home heating oil. The most distinctive characteristic of heating oil is the fact that it is delivered by oil delivery companies and it is stored in a tank that is commonly placed or situated beneath the home.

But contrary to what most homeowners who use heating oil believe in, not all home heating oil is the same. Even if they all look alike and serve the same function, heating oil is actually distinguished into different types and grades. In this article, we look at those differences and compare each one.

Types of Heating Oil

Generally speaking, there are two types of heating oil intended for domestic or home heating. They are:

Gas Oil – This is also referred to as red diesel or the 35 second oil. It is distinguished by the fact that it is heavier and is primarily used in older generation of boilers, more specifically those once used in commercial and agricultural use.

Kerosene – Kerosene on the other hand is the second type. It is known as the typical heating oil and also called 28 second oil. Its main advantage is the fact that it is lighter and cleaner.

If you recently moved into a new house or property, the kind of oil you will be using primarily depends on the type of heating system that is already in place. In most instances, there is a clear label on the boiler or the tank, giving you the right instructions on what type of heating oil was used previously. If there is no indication, you have to ask a heating oil expert to be sure.


Heating Oil Costs

Furthermore, another manifestation that all home heating oil is not the same is the costs. Kerosene, for one, is considered as the more efficient compared to gas oil. But then again, there is also great emphasis placed on the area where you live and the availability of the type of heating oil in your state or city.

Heating Oil Grades

But aside from the two types, heating oil is also differentiated on grades. Traditionally speaking, there are three different grades along with three intermediary grades. Likewise, each has its own distinctive quality and characteristics. But just a preview of the quality of each grade, the common scenario is that when you choose a higher grade, it also means you will have to spend more on it. Although higher grade heating oil is more expensive, it also burns cleaner, more efficiently, and has lesser impact on the environment.

But just like the types we’ve mentioned earlier, you have to first understand your heating system and your furnace to be able to use the right oil required to keep your home warm during the winter. And for your information, heating oil, as of today, is the second most widely consumed petroleum product, obviously behind only to gasoline.

1 – Heating Oil (Grade) 1 and 2

Number 1 and 2 heating oil is considered as the two most common type used for residential heating. 1 is less expensive compared to 2. Actually, 2 has the same classification as diesel fuel in the United States so most people think they’re one in the same. However, they are not because number 2 is formed during the refining process by heating and then condensing raw crude oil. The best attribute of number 2 is that it is more efficient than other fuel sources for home heating like natural gas, propane, kerosene, or even electricity.

2 – Intermediary

Intermediary grade heating oil on the other hand is mostly blended mixtures of higher grades and lower grades. They are mostly used for industrial and commercial burners with better efficiency. However, they are expected to be more expensive.

3 – Number 6

The last grade is called heating oil number 6. This one is the least expensive of the three standard heating oil grades. However, as the price implies, it is also the dirtiest. Using this type of home heating oil will most likely correspond to more frequent maintenance and cleaning of your furnace and heating system. Because of the high concentration of pollutants and sulfur, it is gradually being phased out.


Source: R.F. Ohl Fuel



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