At Genesee Energy, we know that many of our Washington state customers are facing a dilemma. They’re concerned with protecting the environment, but they have an oil burning furnace. How do they heat their home in the winter time, while still reducing their carbon emissions?
If you’re looking for ways to “go green” in the Evergreen State, you might want to think about using Bioheat, an environmentally friendly fuel source that burns cleaner and greener than pure petroleum or natural gas.
Using Bioheat provides your Des Moines home with the same warm and cozy heat that you get from using regular fuel oil, while also helping to reduce your family’s carbon emissions.
Here are a few more facts about Bioheat:
- Bioheat is a blend of standard heating oil and biodiesel, an alternative fuel made with domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel is less toxic than table salt, as biodegradable as sugar, and safe for home use.
- The biodiesel in Genesee Bioheat blends is made from recycled cooking oil provided by Seattle-area restaurants. This oil might have been used to fry fish & chips or French fries. But instead of being sent to the landfill, it is collected and converted into biofuel.
- We offer B25 (25% biodiesel, 75% standard fuel oil), B50 (50% biodiesel), and B99 (99% biodiesel) Bioheat blends. The higher the biodiesel blend, the lower your carbon emissions are.
- We recommend you start with B25, which strikes a good balance between reducing your carbon emissions and lower maintenance costs for your furnace. You can then work up to B99, our cleanest-burning blend, and lower your carbon footprint even more.
- You don’t have to make any modifications to your existing oil-burning furnace in order to use Bioheat. The biodiesel blends easily with the fuel that is already in your storage tank. In fact, using Bioheat can help to extend your furnace’s life because biodiesel acts as a natural cleaning agent for your filters.
- Bioheat is cost-effective in the long run. It helps to reduce potential maintenance problems, saving you from making costly furnace repairs, or buying a new furnace.
- At the moment, Bioheat costs a few more pennies per gallon that regular fuel oil, but the price is expected to go down in the next 10 years as more people start using biodiesel for heating their homes.
- Since Bioheat is made in the U.S., it is less vulnerable to sudden price spikes than fuel made with oil purchased overseas. Using Bioheat helps to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil markets.