What Does Net-zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 Mean for my Heating System?
Around the world, nations and global industries are coming up with plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.
The heating oil industry is a part of that. The New England Fuel Institute announced its goal for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at last year’s Heat and Energizing America Trade Show in Rhode Island. The resolution calls for reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 15% by 2023 and a reduction of 40 % by 2030, both working toward the objective of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Now more than ever, the industry is committed to these greener initiatives to avoid future carbon taxation and make heating oil the cleanest, most sustainable residential heat source available on the planet.
How net-zero carbon emissions relate to us
Frank Lamparelli is a part of this effort. We only deliver Bioheat® —which is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and up to 20% biofuels, made from renewable resources such as plant oils like soybean, animal fats, algae and recycled restaurant cooking oils – and increasingly cleansed of high sulfur contents of the past two decades. Biofuels at this 20% blend ratio burn cleaner than natural gas, as proven in a 2015 study by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA). Effectively, we’re improving air quality, cutting GHG emissions and reducing our landfill use at the same time.
Bioheat® is the cleanest heating oil you can get for your home, currently. Not only is it made from these renewable resources, it’s also far more energy-efficient and clean-burning than the heating oil of just a few decades ago. In fact, today’s U.S. biodiesel reduces lifecycle carbon emissions by an average of 80 percent compared to petroleum fuel oil, making it the best carbon reduction tool of any U.S. liquid fuel commercially available. With widespread standardizing of these cleaner fuels, these net-zero resolutions come closer and closer to reality.
How net-zero carbon emissions relate to you
The effect on your home’s heating system
How does this effect the equipment you currently have in your home? Bioheat® requires no expensive upgrades, nor replacement of any parts – if you currently use No. 2 Heating Oil, it simply drops right in works with your home’s oil-fired heating system as always! But there’s another difference besides reduced emissions.
Because Bioheat® produces next to no particulate matter, it leaves fewer deposits on heat exchangers in your heating system. That helps your furnace or boiler run more efficiently, with fewer breakdowns and repairs, and a potentially elongating the life expectancy by years in many cases. This versatility of usage helps increase the efficiency of “older” systems, while the latest small, smart and super-efficient heating systems run at peak performance, saving you as much as 30% on your annual heating costs.
Modernizing and updating your equipment
The heating and cooling equipment industry are also hard at work by creating highly efficient equipment that greatly reduces the environmental impact of keeping your home comfortable.
The home building industry at large is designing more and more homes that accommodate high-performance HVAC systems for greater energy efficiency and reduced overall emissions.
And when you’re ready to upgrade your home’s heating equipment, MassSave provides homeowners numerous equipment financing and equipment rebate options* that aid in saving you money up-front, and over the life of your new system.
Frank Lamparelli will install the highest quality, energy-efficient heating systems that reduce your home’s carbon footprint more than ever before.
*Mass Save rebates subject to change; conditions apply.