Wintertime puts every home heating system to the test. And while some provide ideal comfort, energy savings, and peace of mind; others can be found lacking.

How well does your home heating equipment perform? Are there cold spots - areas that were much colder than others - in your home? Did your heating equipment require multiple service calls, repairs, or break down at any point? And have your fuel costs continued to rise even when you used your system less? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then it may be time to replace your home heating system.

The good news is that upgrading to a new, high-efficiency boiler or furnace can greatly improve your comfort, reduce your fuel costs and give you year-round peace of mind.

Let's take a look at what a new home heating system can do...

  • Heating fuel and technology have advanced in the past decades, with innovations like renewable Bioheat® Fuel, smart thermostats, smart burners, and condensing boilers, all of which can vastly improve your home comfort, especially in the winter.
  • A licensed fuel dealer can help you set up your building for even, whole-home central heating, which eliminates cold spots and makes your place feel homey and comfortable on even the coldest winter nights.
  • For bigger buildings, with new renovations or separate wings and extensions, a multi-zone heating system will allow you to control the temperature in each section of your home. Talk to a licensed fuel dealer to find out if a multi-zone system is right for your building.
  • One fact you should never forget when it comes to choosing a heating system: Bioheat® Fuel has the highest thermal capacity of any alternative fuel.

  • Oil-fired boilers and furnaces come labeled with AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) ratings as high as 95%, but the real fuel efficiency and savings are typically even higher than what it says on the label.
  • Upgrading to a high-efficiency heating system can reduce your annual fuel costs by as much as 40%, so a new unit can pay for itself in just a few years.
  • The Upgrade & Save Rebate Program provides rebates for high-efficiency oil-fired boilers and furnaces.
  • Since its inception, the Upgrade & Save Rebate Program has helped thousands of homeowners upgrade to higher-efficiency home heating systems, boosting their energy efficiency and lowering their heating bills.
  • An energy-efficient combi boiler (short for combination) can provide both heating and hot water, so you won't have to use multiple systems or fuels.
  • A licensed fuel dealer can provide efficiency tests or system comparisons, often at no cost, which will show you the real efficiency of your current home heating system and the real fuel savings you'd see from a new unit.

  • When correctly installed by a licensed fuel dealer, a new home heating system can be expected to perform reliably for 15-20 years, and even longer if you have the system serviced regularly.
  • Many Bioheat® fuel dealers offer preventive maintenance and service plans that help protect against heating system breakdowns and keep your equipment running reliably all year long.
  • Worried about your fuel storage tank? Upgrade & Save offers rebates for the installation of a new single-wall or new double-wall storage tank.
  • Since its inception, the Upgrade & Save Rebate Program has helped thousands of homeowners replace their storage tanks.
  • Cold climates demand cold-climate-ready heating fuels and equipment. That's why in the Northeast U.S., more than 4.7 million homes depend on oil-fired heating systems for their winter warmth.

If you'd like to make your home warmer, more energy efficient, and safer for the winter, contact a licensed fuel dealer near you. Want to hear more about the affordability, reliability and renew-ability of Hudson Valley's cleaner, greener home ultra-low sulfur heating oil? Discover the benefits of Bioheat® Fuel here.