Oil Heat Safety

Heating oil is non-explosive, so you can enjoy each winter knowing that you are heating your home with a safe, dependable fuel provided by a nearby company you can trust. Many local heating oil companies offer 24/7 emergency service for an added level of security and peace of mind when it comes to the safety of your home and family. Rather than risking a prolonged heating emergency, your local oil provider is just a call away if you experience a heat loss or if you are in need of a prompt fuel delivery.

  • Approximately 8.1 million households in the U.S. rely on the safety and comfort of heating oil as their main heating source.
  • Aboveground heating oil tanks can be inspected easily and routinely to prevent fuel leaks and to keep your property safe.
  • If your oil heating system malfunctions, it will produce clear warning signs like smoke, odors, or soot before releasing carbon monoxide, unlike other fuels which provide no cautioning of the gas.

Not only is heating oil safe for your home, but it is also safe for our environment, as the fuel is low in emissions and there are programs available to replace your oil tank proactively to help prevent oil leaks. Trust that oil heat is a safe energy source for your home and family each winter.

Oil Heat Safety Fact

Storing home heating oil in a durable tank poses no threat of explosion, making it an exceptionally safe fuel source.

Oil heat is safe for your family