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What Is Bioheat? A Home Heating Q&A

biofuel massachusettsIf you have an oil heating system in your Massachusetts home and get your heating oil from Frank Lamparelli, then guess what? You’re using Bioheat!

And honestly, that’s great! Not just for you, but your home’s heating system, your wallet, and the environment, too!

If you’re not familiar with Bioheat, we’ve got answers to some of the questions you may have about it.

What is Bioheat?

Bioheat is ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) that is mixed with biofuel: a renewable, made-in-America fuel source that can be made from many things, such as animal fats, used cooking oils, soybean oil and algae. In terms of pricing, Bioheat is usually within fractions of a penny of traditional heating oil.

How is Bioheat good for the environment?

When you heat your home with Bioheat, the smog-producing greenhouse gas emissions from your heating system regularly gives off are significantly reduced. Frank Lamparelli delivers Bioheat that has up to 20 percent biofuel, otherwise known as B20 Bioheat, which means our Bioheat has almost no negative environmental impact. And it produces close to ZERO particulate matter when it’s combusted.

Why is Bioheat good for my oil heating system?

Not only is the heating oil from Frank Lamparelli better for the environment, it’s also better for your home’s oil heating system. First, as we mentioned before, it produces next to no particulate matter. Also, it’s an ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO). Those two combined make a heating oil that burns cleaner, meaning you’ll likely not only have fewer repairs, but your heating system may last longer!

Will I have to update my oil heating system for Bioheat?

Most oil heating systems made by major manufacturers accept Bioheat under their warranties. Nearly all equipment will run on B20 Bioheat, meaning there’s no extra cost, and no needed upgrades to use this more efficient, earth-friendly product! If you have any questions about your existing equipment, our oil heating equipment professionals will be glad to help.

Like what you’ve found out about Bioheat? Contact Frank Lamparelli and become a heating oil delivery customer today – and don’t forget to ask about our hassle-free Automatic Delivery!