Myth: Oilheat produces many harmful air emissions.

Fact: Heating oil burns almost 95% cleaner than it did in 1970. Today, residential oil burners produce less than one-third of one percent of total U.S. particulate emissions.
Source: Oilheat America, American Petroleum Institute

To gain even greater efficiency and lower emissions, the industry in coordination with state environmental agencies is working to cut the sulfur content of heating oil from 1,500 parts per million to 15 parts per million by 2018.
Source: National Oilheat Research Alliance