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Heat Pumps Are NOT The Solution!

Why Bioheat® Makes More Sense For Your Home!

problems with heat pumps massachusettsMany states and communities are pushing for what is referred to as “electrification” when it comes to home heating. That effectively means a dedicated commitment to electric-powered equipment like heat pumps to keep your home warm.

The goal of those encouraging, or wanting to mandate, electrification is to further reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and help prevent climate change and other extensive environmental damage.

To put it as clearly as we can—It’s a bad idea driven by bad information, and unfortunately, has led to some bad outcomes for homeowners. Using Bioheat® from Frank Lamparelli is far and away better for the environment, better for your wallet, and ultimately provides better home comfort than heat pump is capable of. We’ll explain.

Heat Pumps Are A Costly, Ineffective Choice

The first big expense of switching your home from an oil-fired heating system to an electric heat pump is the cost of conversion. If your home is approximately 1,500 square feet, the average cost of a whole-house heat pump conversion can be in excess of $20,000!

Those expenses can include having to upgrade your home’s electrical system. If you have an older home without central air conditioning, which is true of many homes here on the South Shore, it likely does not have the electrical capacity for a heat pump.

While heat pumps may be adequate for home heating down in the southern states, they are just not up for the demands of a New England winter—especially the bitter cold temperatures like we’re enduring now! Heat pumps draw air from outside. The colder it gets; the less efficient heat pumps are for home heating.

In fact, almost 90% of Massachusetts residents who converted their homes to electric heat pumps kept their old heating system as a backup simply because the heat pump did such a poor job at heating their homes. Now they have to pay for the energy for and maintenance of two heating systems!

Environmental Benefits Of Bioheat® Vs. Heat Pumps

As we said earlier, much of the push for electrification in home heating comes from the misguided idea that it will somehow be better for the environment.

That is incorrect.

First, it relies on the old stereotype of oil heating being “dirty.” The heating oil used today is dramatically different than the heating oil of just a generation ago.

The B20 Bioheat® bloend delivered by Frank Lamparelli is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and biofuels, which are made from plant oils such as soybean or rapeseed, animal fats, algae, and recycled restaurant or commercial cooking grease. It emits 80% less sulfur dioxide, 30% less nitrogen oxide, and 20% less carbon dioxide than traditional No. 2 heating oil.

Our Bioheat® is made up of 20% biofuels—hence where the “B20” comes from— which, at that level, makes it even cleaner burning than natural gas.

On top of all this is the fact that more than 60% of the electricity used in the United States is generated by coal-fired or natural gas-fired power plants. The production of electricity generates more than one-quarter of greenhouse gas emissions nationwide each year. Why commit to electricity… when electric power generation itself is a direct source of the problem? It simply doesn’t make sense!

Enjoy the benefits of heating your home with our Bioheat® heating oil blend. It’s one of the cleanest fuels on the market. Renewable, energy-efficient, clean-burning and cutting-edge, our blended heating oil brings virtually no negative impact to the environment, as it produces near-zero levels of particulate matter during the combustion process. The future of our planet lives with these breakthrough fuels, and they’re important both to us, and the state of Massachusetts if we’re to achieve the ambitious goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Become a customer today and commit to making cleaner, greener difference with us!