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Posted by Wayne on May 9th, 2000 06:15 PM
In reply to Oil Is the way to go by MSadler on February 29th, 2000 06:02 PM [Go to top of thread]

NO WAY!!!!! Yes oil does produce more BTU's per
gallon (not much, about 10,000) and usually is
cheaper( about .05) In reality its less than
$100.00 /yr.The inconvience far out weighs the
money.(requires more maint.) As a matter of fact,
this winter heating oil peaked at $1.26 while
propane peaked at $0.84 Imagine that.
Our propane customers were money ahead! We sell
both. Plus during the winter you will have to
kero. or a fuel conditioner which also adds cost.
Unless ofcourse you install the tank in the basement
I could never figure out why someone woukd build
a beautiful new home and stick a dirty oil tank
in the basement.

Propane is reliable ,safe. burns clean, very
envirnmentally friendly. Sure you have a tank in
your yard. They can be hidden easy enough, if
thats a concern. Or underground tanks are availible.
My wife and I just bought a new home 2 years ago,
if it had oil heat she didnt even look at it.
Believe me the smell is there and once its there,
its always there, like cat urine.
Also I had a propane customer 7-8 years ago for
her stove, she bought her oil from someone else.
Well she developed a leak in one oil tank It drained
both 275 gallon tanks. Probly lost 200 or 300
gallons. No problem , DEC has someone clean it up
dig up the soil and haul in new.The only problem
is this woman lived in a shack, about 70 years old
, on SSI. IM sure she didnt have a fortune stashed
in her matress.I WILL NEVER HAVE OIL HEAT. And dont
get me started on electricity Its propane or Nat
Gas for me.

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