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Hart Home Comfort recognizes the impact that carbon-based fuels have on our environment. We have been leading the charge in the heating oil industry by developing a carbon fuel alternative (EcoBlend Heating Oil) and delivering these low carbon emission fuels to our customers. The great news is that the entire heating oil industry is making the necessary changes to help reduce climate change by striving to achieve net zero emissions by the year 2050 and as an industry, we have created the Providence Resolution.

Climate change is a reality that cannot be denied. The effects are plain to see: rising global temperatures, melting polar ice caps, changing weather patterns, the increase of sea-level, and heavier downpours. The scientific community has warned about it for decades. Governments are finally taking concrete steps to mitigate the dangers. In the 2015 Paris Agreement, signatories committed to net zero emissions by 2050 and a global warming limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius. By achieving these targets, we can prevent future catastrophe.
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What Is Net Zero?

Since the Industrial Revolution, human activities have led to the increase of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. We have been using fuels that release massive amounts of carbon dioxide for almost three centuries. These developments came at the cost of environmental destruction. Now experts are urging everyone to contribute towards “net zero” to stop the bleeding. It cannot happen overnight. However, a gradual reduction of greenhouse gasses is possible until the net amount released into the atmosphere goes down to zero. The reduction is not uniform across sources but compensation techniques can help produce the desired results within a few decades.

How Can Net-Zero Status Be Achieved?

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Businesses and homeowners can implement various strategies to achieve the ambitious targets. One is to encourage a low-carbon economy by shifting energy sources away from fossil fuels. This should lower greenhouse gas emissions. Agricultural and industrial processes can also be modified to have the same effect. By changing the diet of cattle, for example, farmers can reduce their methane output by up to 40%. By using carbon scrubbing equipment in industrial plants, carbon dioxide can be removed from the exhaust gasses.

Another method is carbon offsetting. When there are unavoidable residual carbon dioxide emissions, governments and businesses can make up for it by compensating elsewhere. This could be in compliance with regulations or a voluntary action as part of social responsibility. For example, some projects focus on the protection of existing forests and soil management. Others try to plant trees on lands that were once forested. Remember that trees take in carbon dioxide from the environment and produce oxygen in return. There are also projects that fund a reduction of energy demand through increased efficiency in buildings and machines.

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What Is The Heating Oil Industry Doing to Help?

According to statistics, the US has 8.5 million homes with 20 million occupants who are dependent on heating oil. They consume around 7 billion gallons of fuel every year. Heating oil consumers need not worry about the fuel’s effects on the environment. Furnaces are highly efficient heating equipment with low carbon emissions. The heating oil industry has also come together to do its part in this global initiative. Leaders hope to achieve net-zero status by modifying the fuel itself. This can be done in two ways: increasing the percentage of biodiesel content and while reducing sulfur in heating oil each year.

 

What Is Biofuel?

Biofuel is a non-toxic and eco-friendly substitute for petroleum-based products. It is made from agricultural by-products like animal fats, used cooking oil, soybean oil, and the like. They are refined into clean-burning fuels that pass the highest standards. Biofuel and ultra-low sulfur heating oil are combined in different ratios to reap environmental benefits.

Hart Home Comfort delivers EcoBlend to its customers in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Queens, New York. EcoBlend reduces sulfur content in the fuel by 99% . This ULSHO is economical, sustainable, and compatible with existing oil-fired heating systems. Homeowners don’t have to modify anything in their existing installation. Call Hart Home Comfort today to learn more!

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What Are The Benefits Of Reduced Sulfur Content?

There has been a lot of ideas on how to improve heating oil as fuel for home comfort. One of the most successful of these is the removal of sulfur in the liquid. Reformulating heating oil to produce ultra-low sulfur variants results in a cleaner burn. There is only 15 parts per million which is better for the system’s operation. For comparison, low-sulfur heating oil has 500 parts per million while standard heating oil has around 4,000 parts per million. Studies show that the change corresponds to 70% lower emissions compared to the traditional level that was already low to begin with. Now we are almost down to zero.

Another reason for decreasing the amount of sulfur in the fuel is to limit its build-up inside the heating system. After all, this substance can cause damage to the components and lead to serious issues. Reducing sulfur means longer service life, lower maintenance costs, and far fewer headaches for the owners. Ultra-low sulfur fuel also helps the system to run more efficiently so it uses up less energy to produce heat. Owners will enjoy the lower heating bills. All of these benefits are obtainable without having to upgrade parts or do any other modifications to the system.

 

Conclusion

Home heating is in the midst of a revolution. People want to help the environment without sacrificing their comfort or their wallets and the industry has responded with viable solutions. The introduction of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and the rise renewable biofuel has resulted in lower carbon emissions. Homeowners do not need to worry about the production of greenhouse gasses by their furnaces. In fact, they can be confident in their contribution to the net zero ideal.

Call Hart Home Comfort For All Of Your Home Heating Requirements

Hart Home Comfort offers high-quality oil deliveries and heating and cooling services in the area. We have professionally certified technicians who can conduct excellent HVAC services, including boiler repair, furnace maintenance, HVAC installation, and more. Each of our expert technicians has the extensive knowledge and experience needed to correctly and promptly service your HVAC system. Book an appointment, and give us a call today for a free, in-home consultation.

Hart Home Comfort also delivers home heating oil to residents and businesses in the area. We deliver EcoBlend, an ultra-low sulfur heating oil, to help reduce carbon emissions. This oil is compatible with your current heating system and is much more eco-friendly than traditional heating oil. It does not come at an extra cost to you. We offer various delivery plans and financing options so that you can customize your oil deliveries to meet your needs. Give us a call today to learn more.

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