Combustion Basics: Should I opt for Oil or Gas?

Oil and gas are both widely used materials for burners, and each one comes with its own set of drawbacks and advantages. Selecting the heating system that works best for you will depend on a number of considerations; including your needs, budget and the task at hand. So let’s take a moment to explore these two approaches in a little more depth, to figure out which heating solution would work best for you.

To do this, we will look at a number of factors including how each material impact the environment, how efficient they are, and of course, what each one will cost you to run.

Effect on the Environment

The major difference (with regards to their impact on the environment) between gas and oil is that between renewable and non-renewable types of fuel. Gas, as a category of fossil fuels, is thusly regarded as a source of non-renewable energy, while bio-heat oil is considered a renewable one (when the right type of oil is used).

While natural gas has an estimated output of around 19000 pounds of CO2 each year, bio-blend fuels have a CO2 output of less than half of that, making it the more environmentally friendly option.

Operational Efficiency

Despite common belief, both oil and gas offer similar efficiencies with regards to producing heat. It is commonly assumed that as the newer solution, that gas offers better efficiency; this couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact, oil burns at much higher temperatures and in far less time than gas, making it just as efficient. It is also worth noticing that oil burners often boast up to double the life of gas ones.

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