Even today, most South Fork homes are heated with economical oil heat, because of its inherent advantages over all other fuels. Our thousands of satisfied customers attest to the wisdom of choosing oil heat. Many homeowners, previously lured to alternative fuel sources by free heating units, have found that the installation and long-term costs have been substantially higher than oil heat, and are returning to oil to heat their homes and to provide abundant hot water. A cost comparison can be found below.
HERE'S WHY OIL HEATS BEST
A way to calculate the true cost of heating your home is to compare the amount of fuel needed to generate 1 Million BTU's of heat:
|Oil 7.19 gallons $2.64 /gallon||$18.98|
|Propane 10.89 gallons $2.95 /gallon||$32.15|
|Electric 293 kWH $0.1985/kwh||$58.16|
|Firewood (at $150/face cord)||$32.14|
|Firewood (at $225/full cord)||$21.42|
NOTE: Natural gas is not widely available on the East End, and is totally unavailable east of Amagansett.