Top 4 Bioheat® Fuel Myths & Misconceptions

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Allow us to set the record straight about Bioheat® fuel. This heating oil is one of the safest, most renewable energy sources to consider when making the choice of what fuel to use to heat your home. Many heating fuel marketers and oil delivery services nationwide are proud to provide this low-carbon heating fuel to meet their customers’ heating needs and better serve their communities.

Not only is this heating fuel better for the environment, but it is better for local homeowners, the longevity of heating equipment, and our economy too. Keep reading to dispel the most common misconceptions about Bioheat® fuel and learn the true facts about the benefits of this remarkable fuel.

Bioheat® Fuel Myths & Misconceptions

Whether you are a longtime Bioheat® fuel customer or simply want to learn more about this eco-friendly energy solution, we’re breaking down some common Bioheat® fuel myths so you can better understand the facts about this green-heating fuel and your home heating needs.

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MYTH: Bioheat® fuel is a non-renewable fossil fuel.

FACT: Bioheat® fuel is a renewable heating fuel made from organic materials.

Bioheat® fuel is considered a renewable heating fuel because it is made from a blend of ultra-low sulfur oil and renewable biodiesel. Biodiesel is renewable because it is made from renewable and recycled resources, like agricultural vegetable oil by-products and recycled animal fats.

MYTH: Bioheat® fuel is toxic and has harmful emissions.

FACT: Bioheat® fuel produces LOWER emissions compared to other fuels.

By blending ultra-low sulfur heating oil with renewable biodiesel, Bioheat® fuel produces significantly fewer emissions than other liquid heating fuels. It is also non-toxic and overall better for our health. All of these factors contribute to cleaner air in our communities, especially when compared to other heating fuels.

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MYTH: You will need a new heating system to use Bioheat® fuel in your home.

FACT: You can upgrade to Bioheat® fuel using your existing heating oil equipment; no modifications are needed.

If you already have an oil boiler or oil furnace, your system is ready to use Bioheat® fuel. Bioheat® fuel requires no expensive modifications to be used in oil heating systems, which means if you don’t already purchase Bioheat® fuel for your home, you can do so whenever you’re ready.

Plus, many blends of Bioheat® contain performance additives designed to extend the longevity and efficiency of your heating system. So not only is the fuel affordable, safe, and renewable, but it can also deliver your home more reliable, comfortable heating for even longer.

MYTH: Bioheat® fuel is imported from overseas.

FACT: Bioheat® fuel is a domestic product that helps support American jobs and our local economy.

According to, the Bioheat® fuel industry employs roughly 60,000 people and counting. By ordering Bioheat® heating fuel from a local energy provider, you are doing your part two-fold to support your community and the health of your local economy.

Ready to Use Bioheat® Fuel? We Can Help!

Have more questions about the benefits of Bioheat® fuel? Check out our blog to read more about this alternative heating fuel by clicking here.

Ready to start looking for Bioheat® fuel in your area? Get started with a quick Internet search, including your town name, county, and state—more and more providers are delivering Bioheat® fuel now.

If you can’t find a provider near you, contact your state energy association to get the facts you need about Bioheat® fuel in your service area.