A New Era of for Connecticut Heating Oil…

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If you’ve been looking for a cleaner, greener way to heat your oil-fired Connecticut home this heating season, we have good news: the answer is already in your tank.

As of July of this year, all fuel oil delivered in Connecticut is required to be ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) with a sulfur content standard of 15 ppm (parts per million) – down from the 500 ppm mandate established in 2014 (it was 3,000 ppm before that).

The question is, what does that mean for you?

Well, in one sense, it means nothing – as in, you don’t have to make any modifications to your heating system to enjoy ULSHO benefits, other than refill your tank.

But in another sense, the switch to 15ppm ULSHO means a lot – especially when it comes to saving money and protecting the planet. Compared to old school heating oil, today’s ULSHO:

  • Reduces harmful emissions – ULSHO cuts out 99 percent of sulfur dioxide emissions (one of the leading contributors to acid rain and smog), 97 percent of airborne emissions, and 30 percent of NOx emissions compared to regular heating oil.*
  • Improves efficiency – ULSHO produces 90 percent less ash*and 40 times less soot** than regular heating oil – which means that more heat will stay in your house and less heat will be lost up your chimney.
  • Increases equipment life – Cleaner fuel also means fewer deposits on heat exchangers, which prolongs the life of your equipment and means less maintenance.

This new mandate for ULSHO makes heating oil a cleaner option than natural gas – and it will continue to get cleaner as more advancements are made.

For reliable Ultra Low Sulfur heating oil delivery in Connecticut, no one beats Hocon Gas. Contact us today to start your heating oil delivery with us!

*Brookhaven National Laboratory
**Oil Heat Manufacturer’s Association