The Future of Oil Heating & Why You Need a Plan

 In Home Comfort

Do you rely on oil to heat your home? The landscape of oil heating in Ontario is changing rapidly, bringing numerous challenges to homeowners. Here’s how Bryan’s Fuel can support homeowners who currently rely on oil heating and are considering transitioning to a new, more sustainable heating system.

The Challenge With Oil Heating Systems

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The landscape of home heating is undergoing a significant transformation, particularly when it comes to oil heating. It boils down to two main issues: the production of new oil heating equipment and parts is winding down, and finding skilled technicians for oil heating systems is becoming more challenging.

Equipment Availability

Manufacturers have phased out the production of new oil heating equipment, including essential parts. This development means that sourcing replacement parts for existing systems is becoming increasingly difficult, leading to a push towards considering other heating options for our homes.

Technician Availability

Due to this, the industry is seeing fewer establishments offering oil burner technician certifications, leading to less certified technicians in the field. This trend means when your system needs some attention, it might be difficult to get help quickly.

Emergency Service

Bryan’s Fuel still has a team of experienced oil heating technicians here to help out in Orangeville and surrounding areas. We continue to support our customers with service for their existing systems, including:

Regular maintenance and attentive care reduce the likelihood of surprises, but should the unexpected occur, Bryan’s Fuel will make our best efforts to source parts to get your equipment up and running.

Exploring Heating Alternatives

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As the industry moves away from oil heating, a variety of energy-efficient alternatives have emerged. At Bryan’s Fuel, our team is equipped to guide you through the process of transitioning your home to other options such as propane systems, air-source heat pumps or geothermal systems, ensuring a seamless transition that prioritizes your home’s comfort and energy needs.

The Shift From Oil to Heat Pumps

In an effort to aid Canadians in the move off oil, the federal government introduced the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Program. This initiative aims to ease homeowners into a new heating system by offering grants of up to $10,000 for buying and installing a cold climate air-source heat pump, covering the cost and any related expenses.

Heat pumps double as cooling systems in the summer, offering a flexible, all-season comfort solution for your home. From understanding the ins and outs of the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Program to selecting and installing the right heat pump for your home, our team of experts is committed to making your switch as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Let’s Find the Perfect Fit

With Bryan’s Fuel, you’ve got a friend in the heating business – someone who’s ready to listen, support, and guide you toward the best choices for your home. Reach out to us today to explore how we can enhance your home heating experience.

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