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Real Estate Professionals - Dispelling the Myths
Prospective homebuyers may have preconceived notions about an Oilheated home. Some might believe that heating oil storage tanks are unsafe ... that Oilheat is "dirty" ... and that Oilheat is not economical. When speaking to clients, be sure to set the record straight about Oilheat, and provide them with true advantages of an Oilheated home.
Myth: Oilheat is dirty.
Truth: Oilheat burns clean.
Achievements in oil burner technology have resulted in emissions levels approaching zero. In fact, Oilheat burns so cleanly its emissions aren't regulated by the Federal Clean Air Act. Also, low-sulfur products and biofuels, such as those made from soybeans and other vegetable oils, are reducing emissions even further.
Myth: Oilheat explodes.
Truth: Oilheat does not explode.
Oilheat will not burn in a liquid state. For heating oil to light on fire, it must be heated above 140°F, the temperature at which point it begins to vaporize. If you were to drop a match into heating oil, it would extinguish as if it were dropped into water.
Myth: Heating oil tanks are unsafe.
Truth: Heating oil tanks are extremely safe.
Oilheat customers benefit from having their fuel source safely stored in a tank on their property - with no need to worry about disruptions in their fuel supply. Modern Oilheat storage tanks are made from corrosion-resistant materials to make them safer and more leak-proof than ever before.
Myth: Oilheat is not dependable.
Truth: Oilheat suppliers have always kept their customers warm, and will continue to do so.
There is no need to worry about world supply of crude oil - importing from more than 50 oil-producing countries, the U.S. is not dependent on any one source for our supply. In addition, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in the United States has a capacity of over 720 million barrels - the world's largest emergency crude oil stockpile.