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  • Heating Oil - This Essential Fuel Explained!

    Heating oil is a low-viscosity liquid petroleum used to heat homes all over the world. Also known as No. 2 oil – heating oil is delivered to homes by tanker trucks and stored in storage tanks located in basements or below ground. Prior to 1885 most homes in America were heated using wood-burning brick fireplaces. In the early 19th century coal began to over-take wood-burning fireplaces as the primary method for heating homes. It was not until 1935 with the invention of the forced air furnace that heating oil became a commonplace fuel used to heat American homes. How is…