The question of, “What season is home heating oil cheapest?” Is not as difficult as you might think. With a little research you will learn that there are two main types of oil used in central heating. These are the petroleum products oil and diesel fuel. There are also alternative fuels like bio-diesel, kerosene, and bio-ethanol, which can be used if you cannot find petroleum products or you want to be more environmentally friendly.
Let’s start with the petroleum-based products, which are usually very economical. They have the advantage of being low cost. They do however require regular maintenance and they can be flammable. Bio-ethanol on the other hand is made from plant fats and it is a renewable resource, which means that it is sustainable. Bio-ethanol however is better than petroleum for central heating oil.
Gas is another popular option and it does not emit any greenhouse gases and it is a renewable fuel. However if it is used in large quantities then it is more expensive than other fuels. It also takes a long time to recover so you may not have enough storage space for your gas heating needs.
Propane is another fuel that burns cleaner than gas and is more cost effective. It burns cleaner but it takes a long time to recover so it is not as practical as gas heating systems. You can use propane with oil to reduce your heating costs.
If you are concerned about high energy costs, you should consider installing a geothermal system. These home-heating systems work on the principle that the heat from the earth is free and available. It is taken advantage of through the installation of solar collectors. This extraction of heat and sunshine is done by tubes installed beneath the home. The system works just like a standard home heating system.