Oil heat is one of the safest, most efficient means to heat you home. Home heating oil is a very stable, combustible, non-explosive product, which addresses some of the safety concerns that surround other fuels. The efficiency is a result of the high BTU content found in a gallon of oil, versus an equal measure of natural gas, propane, or electricity.
Safe – Heating oil is non-explosive and can only be ignited by the advanced systems found on furnaces.
Efficient and Economical –Modern Oil heat systems perform at 85-95% efficiency or higher. This means that for every dollar you spend on heating oil, up to 95 cents worth of heat and hot water is delivered into your home. Yearly heating costs for oil are consistently lower than natural gas or electricity. The Department of Ecology indicates that oil heats 16% more efficiently than natural gas.
Warmer– Because it burns at a higher temperature (300 degrees hotter than natural gas), heating your home with heating oil heats your home faster than any other heating source.
Popular– 28.6 million Americans depend on the comfort and savings of Oil heat to heat their homes. The average life expectancy of an oil heat appliance is 30 or more years if they are properly maintained. Compared to the life expectancy of a natural gas furnace ranging from 11-14 years.
With so many places and things to do, New Jersey is well worth taking the time to explore. Each town has its own personality, from the wooden boardwalks and brightly lit resorts of Atlantic City to the family-friendly attractions and sweets shops of Ocean City. Head into northern New Jersey for picturesque mountains and move inland for forests and trails revealing waterfalls and other natural treasures. Throughout the Garden State, find inspiring museums celebrating the history and culture.
Despite being the most densely populated state in the nation, New Jersey is well known for its beautiful beaches and other natural attractions, including the migratory birds of Cape May, the Pine Barrens, blueberry farms and cranberry bogs, the Delaware Water Gap, a 72-mile leg of the Appalachian Trail, the East Coast Greenway, and the Palisades.
If you’re looking for something interesting to do, there is plenty to choose from!
The Hindenburg disaster took the lives of 35 people and left in its wake some of the most shocking and captivating disaster footage and photos the world will ever know. A simple yet powerful memorial marks the site of the crash. The site was declared a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1961.
Thomas Edison was famously dubbed the “Wizard of Menlo Park,” in reference to the New Jersey neighborhood that once housed his historic research laboratory. The world’s largest light bulb is 13 feet tall and weighs eight tons. At night, everyone near the 12-story tower can see the light shining over the residential area below, an unmissable reminder of the modern-day significance of Edison’s invention.
The Princeton University Chapel was built between 1924-28 and is the third largest college chapel in the world. Gothic in design, it seats 2,000 and inspires silence upon entering as a clearly sacred space. Princeton was founded as a Presbyterian college, but this chapel is non-denominational and serves all faiths, with daily Catholic services, weekly Episcopal services, and the main service open to the public of any tradition every Sunday morning.
The temperatures in New Jersey get progressively colder from November onwards, with January being considered the coldest. It starts to get noticeably cold from about mid-November. By December, the daily high temperature is in single digits. Winter weather can be anything from clear, sunny, crisp days to snow storms (with an average of 22” per year), or something in between such as ice-storms. During these winter storms, there are frequent power outages. Customers relying on electric heat are often without power for days. Which is why many New Jersey residents choose DDM Energy and Metro Energy, both local branches of HOP Energy to provide heating oil, propane, generators and emergency repair. HOP Energy with its large north east footprint and buying power ensures fast response times, reliable local service and competitive pricing, which makes them the leading provider of heating oil in the area.