Just as with the different octane ratings of the gas you put in your car, the different grades of heating oil come down to a standard of measurement of performance. Premium gas, having higher octane, provides more efficiency during combustion and better fuel economy, and is better for your car’s engine since it keeps it cleaner. The same is true for the fuel oil you buy for your home.
Generally, there are three different grades of heating oil:
There are also differences among the common home heating oil additives.
These additives improve the tank’s combustion efficiency and the life span of your equipment—just as a higher-octane gas does for your vehicle.
Homestead uses TES-3400 Additive. TES-3400 increases burner efficiency and economy, while cutting down on fuel-related issues. It is designed to improve a wide variety of performance properties and contains antioxidants to increase oil stability, reduce the risk of water-related corrosion in your oil tank, and extend the life of your heating equipment.
So what else can you do to maximize the performance of your home heating equipment? We recommend opting for automatic oil delivery—this helps you avoid running out of oil and having to call for delivery outside of standard hours.
Homestead is currently offering 25¢ OFF per gallon, on the first 500 gallons, for new automatic oil delivery customers. Call today to take advantage.