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Beware of the Hurried Rush to Electrification

Why It’s Not Always Better for the Environment – Or Your Budget

alternative energy new yorkIn this day and age, climate change is a crucial concern for everyone. Total electrification, though, is not the only solution. A hasty switch to complete electrification can sometimes actually exacerbate the issues a home or business owner is trying to address.

Contact Rucci Oil to learn about how you can lower your greenhouse gas emissions in your Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan or New Jersey home or business, while avoiding the drawbacks that come with a rush to total electrification.

Converting to all-electric power is not always budget-friendly

Many cities and states have committed to electrification without fully considering the pros and cons to relying solely on electricity. For starters, burdensome electric conversion regulations can end up costing landlords, businesses and homeowners a pretty penny, with no guarantee that they won’t lose power from time to time.

You may need backup for electricity

Electricity is great for many homes and businesses, but that doesn’t make it the right choice for everyone. Unfortunately, the electrical infrastructure isn’t always the most reliable, and when the power goes out, it can wreak havoc on homeowners’ ability to feel safe and comfortable in their home, or business owners’ ability to conduct their business. Moving entirely to electricity means makes you completely reliant on the power grid and electric company for heat, hot water, refrigeration and more.

Electricity isn’t the only solution

When it comes to combating climate change, there can be more than one solution. Rucci Oil, and others in the liquid fuels industry, continue to offer solutions that immediately reduce every customer’s carbon footprint without levying regressive taxes and additional equipment costs on consumers, or overloading the electric grid.

Bioheat® Fuel benefits the environment – and your fuel efficiency

The good news is that there is a great alternative to electricity, and it’s good for the environment, too. Bioheat heating oil has very low greenhouse gas emissions and doesn’t exacerbate climate change, since it consists of a blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and renewable biodiesel that’s made from organic and recycled products, including soybean oil, inedible corn oil, canola, tallow, fats and algae.

As one of the first companies in our area to voluntarily deliver Bioheat heating oil – before it was mandated in New York City – Rucci Oil is committed to working towards net-zero carbon dioxide emissions. Fortunately, getting onboard with Bioheat heating oil is simple, and will not require any conversion of your existing heating equipment, nor will it significantly raise fuel expenses. In fact, you’ll save because New York State provides a 20¢-per-gallon credit on your state income taxes for using clean-burning Bioheat fuel.

Rucci Oil combats climate change, with your budget and comfort in mind

When you join the Rucci Oil family, you can pursue carbon neutrality alongside us, just by increasing energy efficiency with Bioheat fuel. Our heating oil experts are ready to help you take your first step on your journey to greener fuel, with the assurance that you’ll stay warm and comfortable throughout our often frigid winters. And we offer price protection, budget plans, and automatic delivery options, so you can choose the plan that works best for you.