Serving Delmarva since 1952 with Home Heating Oil and Other Heating Products.
Serving Delmarva since 1952 with Home Heating Oil and Other Heating Products.


Home Heating Oil
Advantages & Benefits


Oil heat is the safest, most efficient means to heat a home or business. Fuel oil is a very stable, combustible, non-explosive product, which addresses some of the safety concerns that surround other fuels. The efficiency is a result of the high BTU content found in a gallon of oil, versus an equal measure of natural gas, propane, or electricity.


The Benefits of Oil Heat

Safe – Fuel oil is not explosive and heating oil only ignites by an advanced system with an oil-burner or furnace.

Efficient – Modern Oilheat systems perform at 85-95% efficiency or higher. This means that for every dollar you spend on heating oil 85-95 cents worth of heat and hot water is delivered to your home. Oilheat is the efficiency leader.

Economical – Annual heating costs for Oilheat are consistently lower than natural gas or electricity. The Department of Ecology studies indicate that oil heats 16% more efficiently than natural gas.

Cozy and Warmer – An Oilheat flame burns 300 degrees hotter than natural gas, heating your home and water faster than any other heating source ever could.

More Popular – 28.6 million Americans depend on the comfort and savings of Oil heat to heat their homes.

It’s Abundant – No need to worry about oil supply. Inter City Oil maintains a constant supply of heating oil.


Safety Advantages

Oil, gas, electric heat all have commendable safety records when the equipment is installed properly and maintained regularly. However, when heating units malfunction safety hazards can occur. Should that situation arise, Oilheat offers important safety advantages:

– With Oil, a leak in the supply line will not generate an explosion source. Heating oil is non-explosive. A match dropped into a pool of oil will simply go out. The same cannot be said of propane or natural gas…

– Heating oil will not burn in a liquid state. If you were to place a lit match into a vial or bucket of oil, the match would be extinguished because heating oil in liquid form is well below it’s flash point of 140 degrees F, the temperature at which it begins to vaporize in order to fire inside a burner. By contrast, natural gas will burst into flames when mixed with air if a match is struck in its presence.
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