It is one of the most efficient and eco-friendly fuel majorly used for domestic and commercial heating purposes. Kerosene and gas oil are common examples of heating oil. Between the two, Kerosene is the lighter and cleaner oil.
Everyone is aware of the fact that kerosene was firstly extracted from fossil fuels but now it is being produced through the distillation of crude oil. Kerosene burns relatively cleanly and has a low carbon monoxide risk. Due to its lack of fuel vapour, it cannot explode or cause fire. So, basically it is safe to say Kerosene can minimize the risks coming from Huile de Chauffage.
Gas oil, also known as red diesel, is generally used in the older boilers and agricultural vehicles. It has a flashpoint around 52 degrees. Some households and commercial customers use gas oil to heat their home.
How is it used?
Heating oil is majorly used in the United States and Canada. Up to 5.7 million households consume this oil. Highest consumption is seen through October to march, also known as heating season. Furnaces and boilers burn the oil to generate heat, which is then circulated through radiators or heat exchanges and fans. Some households use this oil for heating water, even though main purpose of this oil is for space heating but that is only during the heating season.
Heating oil is usually delivered by a tanker truck and it is mainly stored in a storage tank in a garage or nearby. But the safest and most convenient way of transporting the heating oil is through pipelines. This way the biggest problem resolves automatically, the chances of getting oil spilled.
Due to the fluctuating global oil prices and other domestic factors, the price of the Huile de Chauffage also changes similar to all petroleum products. There are many factors that determine the rate of oil-
- Increase in demand
- Crude oil prices
- Refining costs
- Exchange rates
- Distribution and delivery costs
- Taxes and VAT
After the heavy research of all these aspects, the price of oil is finalized. There are many websites that provide information on fluctuating rates. Prices remain high from October to December due to the heavy consumption. But to keep clean from the high rates many consumers fill their heating tanks in summers when he prices and consumption both are low.