Heat Is Environmentally-Friendly and Efficient
Our residential customers can count on us for prompt,
professional delivery of oil heat for your home -
Phelps Sungs has competitive pricing and the ability to work
within your needs.
SUNGAS, we understand that comfort means more
than just being warm and cozy when the mercury falls - and it
sure does plummet in our area! We also believe in our customers'
financial comfort as well as their comfort in dealing with a
company that cares. That's why we are proud to deliver Oil heat.
of Oil Heat
Did you know that more than 13 million families and businesses
in North America use Oilheat! Its benefits are simple: oil burns
hotter than gas, making it more comfortable, it's 16% more
efficient than gas, and it burns cleanly so it's safe for the
It's also much safer - it doesn't explode! In every area of home
heating, Oil heat is the clear energy resource winner!
What are some
of the advantages of oil?
Modern oil equipment is typically 83 to 94
% efficient. New oil heat technology also generates heat and hot
water faster than older systems with excellent heat transfer
throughout your home.
The efficiency of new burners means that
oil heat produces very little smoke and combustion discharge.
Electric heat may produce no emissions at your home, but the power
plants which make the electricity may produce significant amounts of
While all the major sources of heat
generation have excellent safety records, equipment malfunctions can
occur. With oil, a leak in the supply line will not generate an
explosion source. Heating oil is non-explosive. A match dropped into
a pool of oil will simply go out. The same cannot be said of propane
or natural gas.
Oil remains the best energy value with the
lowest cost per BTU of any fuel.
Our dealers maintain oil storage
facilities to make sure they have the oil when you need it. Most
also have multiple wholesale supply sources to ensure uninterrupted
distribution. Our dealers also offer automatic delivery options, so
you can be assured you will never run out of oil.
Myths vs. Facts
Now, more than ever before, there is an
ongoing and vigorous debate over the use of various energy resources
and their potential impact on the environment. As part of this
debate, much is being written about the United States' reliance on
foreign oil, the impact of fossil fuels on the environment, and the
need to continually improve energy efficiency.
Energy consumers, business leaders, policy makers, and the news
media do not need more rhetoric; they need to ensure a balanced
dialogue on the economic and environmental benefits of all fuels. As
such, it's important to understand and separate commonly held myths
about heating oil from the facts:
Myth: Oilheat is expensive. Fact: Heating oil actually costs less than it did in 1980,
when adjusted for inflation, and serves about 23 million Americans
in 8.6 million households.
Source: Oilheat America
Myth: Oilheat does not produce
as much energy as other fuel sources.
Fact: Each gallon of heating oil contains approximately 139,000
units of thermal energy (BTUs), making it an economically
competitive energy source.
Source: U.S. Energy
Myth: Oilheat today is
inefficient. Fact: Oilheating systems in use today use substantially less
fuel than they did just 20 years ago. For example, an average home
that used more than 1,200 gallons of heating oil in 1989 now uses
only 900 gallons, or 25% less. This decrease in usage is
attributable to advances in equipment efficiency and household
conservation. New heating oil systems boast energy efficiency
ratings from 83 to 94%.
Sources: National Oilheat Research Alliance, American Petroleum
Myth: Oilheat has not
responded to concerns about global warming. Fact: Since 1970, the heating oil industry has cut its total
greenhouse gas emissions by approximately one third.
Source: National Oilheat Research Alliance
Myth: The heating oil
industry is dependent on foreign energy from hostile suppliers. Fact: This "myth" is complete nonsense. The United States
produces the vast majority of its heating oil and imports 10 to 15%
from Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Canada and Mexico
also provide the United States with a significant amount of its
crude oil. Advances such as Bioheat® Heating Oil mean more heating
oil can be produced in the Midwest instead of the Middle East. And
new exploration technologies such as horizontal drilling also mean
the United States can responsibly produce more oil at home.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration
Shows In The Advantages We Offer.
Convenient payment and
delivery options not only fit every schedule and lifestyle, they
also help Phelps Sungas customers get the most for their energy
Dependable propane supply
means we are able to service your propane needs when other
companies may not.
service from trained professionals.