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The Truth About Heating Oil
Myth: Oilheat explodes.
Fact: Oilheat does not explode or burn in a liquid state. Heating oil must attain a temperature of 140 degrees in order to burn, at which it begins to vaporize. If you drop a match in a tank of heating oil, it will go out.
Myth: Oilheat poses a heath hazard.
Fact: Oilheat does not harm one's health and the possibility of carbon monoxide entering the home from an oil burner is extremely rare.
Myth: Oilheat is not dependable.
Fact: Oilheat suppliers have always kept their customers warm and will continue to do so with ample supply in the world.
Myth: Oilheat is dirty.
Fact: Oilheat is 95% cleaner than 25 years ago (Source: USEPA, BNL Report 52249). It burns so cleanly that it is not regulated by the Federal Clean Air Act.
Myth: Heating oil tanks are unsafe.
Fact: Oil tanks are safer than ever. Modern tanks are made of corrosive resistant materials so they are structurally sound and safe for the consumer.