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Selling Oilheated Homes

As a real estate professional, you need to be in the know when it comes to Oilheat. This colorful brochure will educate you on the benefits of Oilheat and how Oilheat dealers can help you, and offers selling points to assist you in sealing the deal. This "Real Estate Agent's Guide to Oilheat" is guaranteed to be a valuable read.

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When showing an Oilheated home, you have a secret weapon to help you close more deals – the local Oilheat dealer. The dealer has been delivering fuel and maintaining the equipment, who better to give you, your seller and your buyer the most accurate information about the system?

What exactly can an Oilheat dealer do for you?*

  • Provide an Oilheat system startup in the home you are showing
  • Answer questions from buyers or other professionals, such as home inspectors, attorneys or banks
  • Conduct accurate tank measurements, including the final tank report
  • Provide emergency deliveries if a home runs low on Oilheat
  • Transfer service and tank agreements to new homeowners
  • Provide a projected fuel schedule by examining homeowner’s needs and fuel history of the home
  • Discuss budget plans and price protection agreements
  • Offer advice on efficiency upgrades and enhancements
*Not all dealers offer all services. Please contact your local home comfort provider for specific information and requirements.

Learn more – ask a local Oilheat dealer for a copy of our brochure:  “A Real Estate Agent’s Guide to Selling Oilheated Homes.”

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Upgrade and Save:

  • Upgrading old equipment to a new heating system can save a homeowner up to 40 percent in fuel usage, providing substantial financial benefits. 
  • Low interest financing is available in many states for high efficiency upgrades.
  • Annual heating system tune-ups can reduce heating oil usage by up to 10 percent.
  • Programmable thermostats automate the home’s temperature settings, and may reduce usage by as much as 10 percent.


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Several states offer tax credits, incentives and low-interest loans for upgrades to high efficiency heating equipment as well as to individuals using Bioheat® fuel. Speak to your local Bioheat® fuel provider for more information.

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Join Us:  Local Oilheat associations often run educational breakfast networking events, offering real estate professionals powerful knowledge to help “seal the deal” on Oilheated homes.  Find your local association to see if there’s an event scheduled near you.


What You Need to Know:

Your buyers may have questions about Oilheat and Oilheat Equipment, especially if they’ve never enjoyed the clean, reliable, consistent heat from a well maintained oil-fired heating system. 

  • Oilheat puts homeowners in control of their comfort: Oilheat homeowners have a choice of providers for their fuel delivery and service, and the storage tank means they have their supply on hand, whenever they need it.
  • Oilheat is safe – it will not explode or ignite in its liquid form.
  • All across the country, cities and states are taking the initiative to ensure their communities and their families can breathe easier, by mandating the use of Bioheat® fuel and/or low or ultra-low sulfur heating oil. Bioheat® fuel is a blend of renewable biodiesel (2 percent - 20 percent) with heating oil.
  • New Oilheat equipment can have efficiencies as high as 95 percent, and smart controls can help homeowners save even more.
  • Recent studies funded by NYSERDA show fuel savings as high as 48.3 percent when replacing an outdated boiler with a new boiler.**
  • While carbon monoxide detectors should be installed in every home, the risks of CO poisoning with Oilheat is extremely rare, as the system will release visible warning signs if it malfunctions.
  • Full service Oilheat dealers may offer: 24/7 emergency services, automatic delivery, budget plans, price protection programs, service agreements, loyalty programs, online services, sales and installation, weatherizing and/or conservation advice, and more.***


Learn more – ask a local Oilheat dealer for a copy of our brochure:  “A Real Estate Agent’s Guide to Selling Oilheated Homes.”


**Source:  Energy Research Council/Brookhaven National Laboratory

***Not all dealers offer all services. Please check with the local provider.