The Benefits of Today’s Bioheat Heating Oil
Clean, Reliable, Renewable Oil along the CT Shoreline.
Everything is new about heating oil today. But what is Bioheat heating oil? Simply put, it’s low-sulfur heating oil blended with biodiesel, which is biodegradable and comes from organic materials like vegetable and soybean oils, animal fats—or even algae!
In fact, at only a 2% blend, today’s Bioheat heating oil is cleaner than natural gas. The Bioheat we deliver can be as high as a 20% blend, so your heating system and the environment can benefit. And as an added bonus to you, Bioheat heating oil requires no modifications to your current system. Comfort just got a whole lot easier.
What makes Wilcox Energy and Bioheat Heating Oil stand out? That’s easy:
Cleanliness and Safety – The Wilcox team works harder and harder to take better care of both our customers' homes and the environment.
Bioheat is the evolution we needed in today’s oil heat world! It’s extremely clean burning and environmentally friendly*. The blending of organic materials called biomasses, along with Biodiesel to help create Bioheat, is what sets it apart from natural gas. Not only is Bioheat heating oil clean and renewable—it’s a completely non-flammable choice and therefore safe for the whole family. You can—rest assured—take advantage of endless, family-friendly comfort.
Fuel Quality – In addition to our Bioheat blend of up to 20% we take another step to ensure that our oil is keeping your heating system at its peak efficiency. We blend our heating oil with a performance-imporoving additive called TES 3400 which contains antioxidants to increase oil stability, reducing the risk of water-related corrosion in oil tanks, and extending the life of your heating equipment.
Exceptional Service – As a full service Bioheat heating oil dealer, Wilcox Energy protects our customers with our 24-hour emergency service, 365 days a year. We also offer many high-efficiency system upgrades, budget plans, and service contracts. Gas utilities generally offer gas delivery only, no service, and customers must make their own arrangements. And most recently, Connecticut gas utilities just ranked among the lowest for customer satisfaction in the country! So the fact remains: Bioheat is a smart choice.
Efficiency – Heating oil is the efficiency leader in today’s fuel sources. New heating systems perform at 85-95% efficiency or higher. This means that for every dollar spent on heating oil, 85-95 cents worth of heat and hot water is delivered to your home. Because a heating oil flame burns 300 degrees hotter than natural gas, heating oil creates a warmer and cozy home faster than any other heating source.
Availability – You should never have to go without heat! Part of the Wilcox mission is to make sure you always have a supply of oil available to you, no matter the circumstance. That’s why, unlike our local competitors, we have a storage facility for our oil. What does that mean for you? Reliable delivery, guaranteed stability and flow of renewable Bioheat, and comfort in knowing your next supply is right nearby. After all, we’ve been part of the local community for 60 years!
*Testing conducted by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) found that a Bioheat blend of 80% low-sulfur heating oil and 20% biodiesel (B20) reduced sulfur oxide emissions by as much as 80% or more; nitrogen oxide emissions by about 20%; and carbon dioxide emissions by 20%. According to NORA, when combined with Bioheat, Oilheat has the potential to reduce emissions to the lowest level of any fossil fuel.