Clean Heat: Switched On This Winter

Vermont Now Using Only Ultra-Low Sulfur Heating Oil

Why the Switch?  
Clean heating oil is the law. According to 10 V.S.A. § 585, all heating oil sold in Vermont must have a sulfur content of less than 15 parts-per-million (ppm). 

Why it Matters
Ultra Low Sulfur Heating Oil (ULSHO) significantly reduces particulate emissions. Compared to regular heating oil, ULSHO cuts 99% of sulfur dioxide emissions, 97% of airborne emissions, and 30% of NOx emissions. 


Heating Clean Means Saving Money
Boilers and furnaces operate more efficiently on ULSHO, because the fuel produces 90% less ash and 40 times less soot than regular heating oil. This means more heat stays in your house and less goes up your chimney. Cleaner fuel also result in fewer deposits on the heat exchanger, which prolongs the life of oilheat equipment. And when blended with renewable biodiesel, ULSHO has fewer greenhouse gas emissions than most other heating fuels, including natural gas.

More than half of Vermont homes and businesses choose oilheat to keep them safe and warm. These new clean fuel standards will help save Vermonters money and improve the environment.

More information about ULSHO can be found at heatcleanvt.com. =