When it comes to your home and your family, you want your heating system to be safe and efficient. That's why Oilheat is your best choice when it comes to reliable comfort.
Heating oil does not burn in a liquid state. In order to ignite heating oil, it must be heated above 140 degrees, the temperature at which it will vaporize.
There are visible warnings if there is a malfunction. With home heating oil systems, carbon monoxide leaks rarely happen without warning. If an Oilheat system should malfunction, it will release smoke or soot as a visible warning; these serve as early indicators that something is wrong, long before dangerous carbon monoxide can be released into the air.
Oilheat has always provided efficient and affordable warmth and it’s gotten even better in recent years. Many oil-fired systems now display the prestigious Energy Star label, which signifies that they are technologically advanced and clean burning. Some oilheat systems have efficiency ratings that exceed 90%.
Some older heating systems produced undesirable levels of combustion emissions. But today’s oilheat technology has been tested by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, and it has been found to be virtually soot-free. (Any soot there is goes out the chimney.) In fact, the technology of Clearburn Science has made oilheat 95% cleaner than just 25 years ago. That’s one reason oilheat emissions aren’t even regulated by the Federal Clean Air Act. For older systems, emissions can be substantially reduced with regular, professional tune-ups.
If you are on will call service, measure your tank. It is up to you to keep track of your oil level. To avoid having furnace problems, it is best to not let the oil level get too low. Order oil when your tank will take a minimum of 175 gallons. This is normally about 1/3 full.
Ballard Oil Company will keep track of your oil using the industry standard degree day system. We will deliver your oil when your tank is approximately 1/3 full. This is the most cost effective way to get your oil. We offer a $.10/gallon discount for automatic service customers for payment within 15 days.
In general we deliver to the greater Seattle area west of Lake Washington from Burien in the south to Lynnwood in the north. Special consideration may be given for customers outside this area. Please contact our office for details.
Most no heat calls will be covered by your contract. Read your contract and call for details. Service calls that are not no heat emergency calls are also normally covered by contract, if they are done during normal weekday service hours.
Warm air furnaces should be cleaned every 5-6 years unless the serviceman sees the need to clean more often.
Hot water boilers may need cleaning more often.