Oilheat is competitively priced, environmentally friendly, extremely efficient, safe and very convenient. Oilheat is also dependable, especially when you call on East Coast.
The American Society for Testing and Materials, (ASTM) classifies fuel oils into five basic grades: Numbers 1 – 6.
NUMBER 2 “distillate fuels” are able to be vaporized or distilled at somewhat low temperatures. Very fluid, they move like water at room temperature.
NUMBER 2 OIL is also called #2 Heating Oil. Usually this type of oil is used in space heating oil for private homes.
NUMBER 4 OIL, a hybrid fuel, is commonly used in heating equipment found in schools and smaller buildings. Number 4 Fuel oil has a higher energy generation (BTU) content than Number 2 Oil. It is less fluid at room temperature than Number 2 heating oil, however, neither a heated storage system nor a preheater are needed to assure proper combustion.
DIESEL: Petroleum processors derive a number of different fuels from each barrel of crude oil. In addition to gasoline and heating oil, petroleum refinement also results in a lighter, low-sulfur oil known as diesel. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that diesel provides as much as 7 percent of the energy used in the U.S. and is the second most popular fuel source after gasoline. Diesel fuel was particularly useful for powering commercial generators during Hurricane Sandy, and East Coast Petroleum was one of the few companies in the Tri-State area with plenty of diesel supply to go around!