No, oil heat is very environmentally friendly and here’s why:

  • Heating oil is biodegradable.
  • Residential oil heat systems are so efficient and emissions so negligible that they are not even regulated by the Federal Clean Air Act (unlike other petroleum products).
  • The oil heat industry is working to lower emissions even further. Advances include systems with reduced fuel firing rates and fuel oil with lower sulfur content.
  • Oil-fired systems often reach efficiencies of 85% and higher without sacrificing reliability.
  • Clean-burning oil heat equipment, when properly installed and maintained, does not produce any odors.