Oil heat is the safest, most efficient means to heat a home or business. Fuel oil is a very stable, non-explosive, combustible product. It addresses some of the safety concerns other fuels. The high BTU content found in a litre of oil results in the efficiency verses an equal measure of electricity, propane or natural gas.
Regular inspections should only be made by qualified professionals. This is to reduce the risk of leaks or malfunctions and carbon monoxide poisoning due to incomplete combustion or plugged / improperly vented appliances. Systems should be checked regularly.
Carbon Monoxide is commonly known as CO and is a colorless, odorless and tasteless toxic gas. Propane appliances, along with other fuel-burning appliances, present a risk of carbon dioxide (CO) poisoning if not installed, operated, vented or maintained properly.
Propane is a versatile, multi-purpose fuel that is highly portable, clean burning and non-toxic. It is a by-product of natural gas processing and crude oil refining. It is extracted and used as a gas, but stored and transported as a liquid under pressure.
Propane’s exceptional value makes it very economical. Furnaces that use propane tend to last 5–10 years longer than electric heat pumps. Propane water heaters can be less expensive to operate than electric heaters, which results in large savings on electricity.
Pepco is there to help optimize your energy use. This blog offers numerous tips to help with the day-to-day running of your heating system (heat pump, furnace or boiler), your air conditioning, your fuel use and your overall energy efficiency.