Vermonters only use clean oilheat.
They have to. It’s the law.
On July 1, 2018, Vermont law requires fuel dealers to sell only ultra-low sulfur heating oil. This new clean heating fuel has nearly near-zero air emissions, according to testing done by the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) increases the efficiency of heating equipment and eliminates particulate emissions, including SO2, SOx, and NOx. In the near future, greater savings will be realized as consumers upgrade to even more efficient oilheat equipment. Modern oilheat systems can achieve annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratings of 95% or higher.
Many of Vermont’s oilheat providers are also blending this clean fuel with renewable biodiesel. This heating fuel, known as BioHeat, works seamlessly with existing equipment and tanks. As demonstrated in testimony before the Vermont Public Service Board, ultra low sulfur heating oil blended with biodiesel is one of the cleanest ways to heat your home.
More than half of Vermonters choose oilheat to keep them safe and warm. They can be comforted knowing that they’ll be saving money and helping the environment thanks to these new clean fuel standards.