There are over 20 million homes throughout Europe that use oil to heat their homes, 1.5 million of which are in the UK; with at least 200,000 jobs are related to the heating oil industry. Heating oil Shropshire can help with any of your heating oil needs.

A home using heating oil is very similar to a home that is connected to the mains, except for two fundamental difference; outside you will find a heating oil storage tank and fuel will be delivered to the property by road.

Here are some interesting facts about heating oil, along with some of the benefits it can bring to your home as your preferred fuel source.

#1 – Oil extraction techniques have been in place since the Roman times – before the 20th century, oil products were normally burned. Systematic oil extraction only began in the 20th century, with much more precision and targeting involved. Prior to these advancements, looking for oil was something of a gamble.

#2 – More than 100 countries in the world produce oil, so there’s no shortage, but over 90% of the world’s oil is produced by the Middle East.

#3 – Each and every continent rests on enormous slabs of rock called tectonic plates, which are constantly moving. This means that oil that has been formed in one location will then be found millions of years later in a completely different place.

#4 – Home heating oil is refined from crude oil. The components of crude oil are used in multiple global industries, from pharmaceuticals to clothing.

#5 – Using home heating oil to keep your home warm has very few emissions, which makes it a cleaner fuel to use for heating. With newer heating systems, the emissions level is creeping towards zero. Home heating oil also produces the hottest flame of any home fuel source, making it the most efficient method for heating your house quickly.

#6 – Home heating oil has minimal risks – it cannot be set on fire with a match – if you happen to drop a lit match into your oil tank, it will simply extinguish. In its liquid form, it is non-explosive and can’t mix with the air to become explosive. In order for it to ignite, it needs to be vaporised.

#7 – The process of oil extraction involves drilling a hole into the ground – the deeper the hole, the older the oil. When extracting oil, it is also common to find natural gas as they are made of the same things. Oil and natural gas mixed together maker petroleum.

#8 – If you thought that oil looked like a black liquid lurking under the surface of the ground, you’d be wrong. Oil, in its crude form resembles muck, and it was made when plants and animals decayed under layers of sand and mud, millions of years ago.

#9 – The inhalation of oil fumes is not fatal, and there’s a very low possibility of carbon monoxide entering your home from using heating oil.

#10 – Today’s heating oil is 90-95% cleaner than it was it in the 1970s. Its sulphur content has been reduced by 93% since the late 1980’s.

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