Heating Oil Safety Tips

Shipley Home Energy :: Safety First and Always

Bioheat™ Heating Oil Safety Tips:

  • Oil heat is one of the safest fuels ever developed. It is a clear, champagne-colored liquid that's nontoxic and non-explosive.
  • With home Bioheat™ Heating Oil systems, carbon monoxide leaks rarely come without warning. Smoke, soot and odors serve as early indicators that something is wrong‹before dangerous carbon monoxide can be released into the air.
  • Bioheat™ Heating Oil is nonflammable in a liquid state.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the oil burner does not actually burn oil. Instead it combines fuel oil from your tank with just the right amount of air and then delivers it to the point of ignition at the burner head. This burning mixture of oil and air heats the air, water or steam that's circulated through your home.
  • The best tip for Bioheat™ Heating Oil that can be offered is the fact that there is a general misconception about the safety and efficiency of its use. Both of these concerns are not valid though as technology has allowed the safest and most efficient heating systems possible.

Know Your General Fuel Safety:

Regular inspections and cleanings of your heating system help to ensure maximum efficiency during the winter months.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that can be deadly. It is the byproduct of incomplete combustion of any type of fossil fuel, including Bioheat™ Heating Oil, coal and natural gas. Symptoms of CO poisoning are "flu-like" and include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and confusion. You should suspect the presence of CO if your symptoms improve or disappear when you leave a particular building where you think there may be a buildup of CO. If that occurs, here are some lifesaving tips:

  • Open all windows and doors to let in the fresh air.
  • Call your fuel supplier or a licensed heating contractor immediately for an emergency inspection.
    Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Have a carbon monoxide detector working in your home at all times.

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