Keep your Kent home warm and cozy with Bioheat
A greener, cleaner fuel source
Looking for an environmentally friendly way to heat your home? Got questions about Bioheat or biodiesel? Here are some answers that you may find helpful.
What is Bioheat?
Bioheat is an alternative fuel source, made from a blend of standard heating oil and biodiesel. Bioheat heats your Kent home as effectively as regular heating oil, but burns cleaner than petroleum or natural gas.
What is biodiesel, and how is it made?
Biodiesel is an alternative fuel made from domestic, renewable resources such as animal fat, soybean or palm oil, and algae. The biodiesel in Genesee Bioheat is made from recycled restaurant cooking grease, which might have been used to fry fish & chips or French fries. Instead of being sent to the landfill, this grease is collected and recycled into biodiesel, which is blended with our ultra-low-sulfur petroleum to make Bioheat.
Does using Bioheat really help you lower your carbon emissions?
Sure! Bioheat is the cleanest-burning fuel option for heating your home. Even our lowest Bioheat blend (B25 – which is 25% biodiesel, 75% regular fuel oil) has a lower carbon output than standard petroleum or natural gas. Higher blends such as B50 (50% biodiesel) and B99 (99% biodiesel) produce even fewer carbon emissions. Also, Bioheat is as biodegradable as sugar and less toxic than table salt.
Will Bioheat work with the furnace I have now?
Any blend of Bioheat will work with your current oil-burning furnace. You don’t need to buy a new furnace or upgrade the one you have. And you don’t need to drain your tank, since biodiesel blends seamlessly with the regular fuel oil in it. Using Bioheat can actually extend the life of your furnace because biodiesel acts as a cleansing agent for your filters. We recommend you start with our B25 blend, and work your way up to B99 (our cleanest blend), since we don’t want to put too much stress on your filters at the outset.
Is Bioheat the same price as standard heating oil?
At the moment, Bioheat costs a few more pennies per gallon than regular heating oil. But it provides long-term savings by helping to extend the life of your furnace, so you won’t have to buy a new one, or make costly repairs to your current furnace. And since Bioheat is made in the USA, it is less affected by overseas price fluctuations than heating fuel made with imported oil. Using Bioheat also helps to reduce American dependence on foreign oil.
For more information on Bioheat supply and delivery in Kent, visit our Bioheat services page.
For more information on the origin of sustainable fuel sources, visit Sequential Pacific Biodiesel. For more information on the support and expansion of Green Heating, visit National Biodiesel Board. For the latest national news on Bioheat, visit National Oilheat Research Alliance.