Quick question for the Southern Maryland homeowners among us: Do you know when the earliest recorded snowfall was in Maryland history?
The earliest snow that has ever fallen was October 10, 1979. Now, there might have been some ice age snowfalls that were earlier, but as far as we’re concerned, an October snowfall is pretty darn early… and a pretty good reason to make sure our home heating is always up to snuff.
While we hope that summer leads into fall with plenty of time to enjoy pumpkin-spiced treats, we know that the chill of winter is waiting for us as it always does.
Some of us may be content with the heating solutions we have already, but long, cold winters can make us think again about less-powerful options.
With the changing of the seasons can bring back the search for the perfect heating solution – one that guarantees safety, efficiency, and economical warmth.
At Burch Oil, our five generations of family-owned business have helped ingrain us deeply in the fabric of Southern Maryland, providing exceptional HVAC services to our neighbors and friends for almost a century.
Having lived through the winters with you, we’ve seen how home oil heating makes those tough seasons manageable. To help share those insights with you, we’re sharing four of our favorite benefits of home oil heating today.
Why Prepare for Winter Now?
Though you may not want to test your home heating solution during a summer hot streak, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking about your plan for your home’s heating.
After all, the earlier you take action, the better you can ensure a comfortable and stress-free season. By choosing Burch Oil, you can rest assured that your home heating needs are in capable hands.
Our highly trained and committed team is always ready to provide prompt and reliable service. Whether it’s heating oil delivery, furnace installation, or heating system repairs, we’ve got you covered.
4 Home Heating Oil Advantages & Benefits
We have a combined decades of experience with home heating oil, propane, and other heating sources, including heat pumps and other electric heaters.
In our view, home heating oil offers a number of impressive safety, efficiency, and economic benefits to Southern Maryland homeowners.
Safety of Home Heating Oil
Home heating oil is a safe choice for your family and the environment.
Unlike natural gas, oil is not explosive and poses a lower risk in case of a leak.
Additionally, modern oil heat systems are equipped with advanced safety features to ensure your peace of mind.
Efficiency of Home Heating Oil
Modern oil heat systems perform at an impressive 85-95% efficiency or higher, ensuring that you get the most heat out of each gallon of oil.
This efficiency not only saves energy but also reduces your heating costs, making it an environmentally conscious and budget-friendly option.
Heating Oil As An Economical Choice
When it comes to heating costs, oil has a competitive advantage.
Annual heating costs for oil heat are consistently lower than natural gas or electricity, making it an economically sensible choice for Maryland homeowners.
The Warmer and Faster Heating Option
Heating oil gets warmer faster than other fuel sources, ensuring your home reaches a comfortable temperature in no time.
A gallon of oil produces 138,500 BTUs of heat, while a gallon of gas generates 85,098 BTUs, making oil a superior heat producer.
Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Home Heating Oil System
Home heating oil is a great choice on its own.
You can make it even better by maximizing the benefits of your home heating oil system with these practical tips:
- Schedule regular maintenance and tune-ups to ensure optimal performance
- Seal any air leaks in your home to prevent heat loss and improve energy efficiency
- Keep your heating oil tank filled to avoid potential sludge and condensation issues
- Use a programmable thermostat to control your heating system and save on energy costs
Let Burch Oil Help Heat Your Home With Heating Oil
When you choose Burch Oil, you’re not just selecting a company – you’re joining a community of satisfied customers who have relied on our expertise for generations.
We are deeply rooted in Southern Maryland, serving families and businesses here with exceptional HVAC services, heating oil delivery, and propane solutions since 1928. As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of personalized service and building lasting relationships with our customers.
If you’re a Maryland homeowner seeking safety, efficiency, and economical warmth, look no further than Burch Oil. Reach out to us today to find the perfect heating solution for your home and enjoy the benefits of our dedicated team and top-notch services.