Switch to Biofuel and Save: 4 Cost-Effective Reasons to Make the Change

September 06, 2023

For those looking for a cost-effective way to heat their home this winter, consider making the switch to biofuel. Biofuel is a fuel made by blending ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) with biodiesel–a renewable energy resource made in America from soy other vegetable oils, animal fats, recycled restaurant oils and other natural sources.

At Valiant Energy, we sell a B20 biofuel blend, which indicates there is 20% biodiesel per gallon of heating oil.

In this blog post, we’ll explore four of the top reasons to make the switch to biofuel. Not only is it more environmentally friendly, but it’s also much more efficient than traditional heating oil. We’ll discuss why and how you can start saving money on your heating bills by switching to biofuel today.

1) Lower Maintenance Costs

When it comes to heating your home, one of the biggest expenses can be the cost of maintenance. Traditional heating oil systems require regular maintenance to ensure they are running smoothly and efficiently. This can involve annual check-ups, filter replacements, and even repairs if something goes wrong. However, when you switch to biofuel, you can expect lower maintenance costs.

Biofuel is a cleaner and more efficient alternative to traditional heating oil, which means that your heating system will experience less wear and tear. This leads to fewer breakdowns and a reduced need for maintenance. Biofuel burns cleaner, producing less soot and residue that can clog up your system and cause issues. Additionally, because biofuel is derived from renewable sources such as vegetable oils or animal fats, it contains fewer impurities that can harm your heating equipment.

By making the switch to biofuel, you can save on costly maintenance fees and extend the lifespan of your heating system. With fewer breakdowns and a smoother operation, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your heating system is running efficiently and reliably.

2) Improved Heating Equipment Lifespan

When it comes to heating your home, it’s important to consider the lifespan of your equipment. After all, replacing a heating system can be a major expense. Fortunately, by switching to biofuel, you can actually improve the lifespan of your heating equipment.

Biofuel is a cleaner and more efficient alternative to traditional heating oil, which means that it puts less strain on your system. As mentioned, traditional heating oil can leave behind soot and residue that can build up in your equipment over time, leading to inefficiency and potentially costly breakdowns. In contrast, biofuel burns cleaner and produces fewer impurities, reducing the risk of clogs and damage.

So, if you’re looking to extend the life of your heating equipment and avoid costly replacements, making the switch to biofuel is a smart choice. Not only will you enjoy the cost savings and environmental benefits, but you’ll also have a more durable and long-lasting heating system. It’s a win-win situation all around.

3) Increased Energy Efficiency

Biofuel is known for its high energy content, which means it can produce more heat per unit compared to traditional heating oil. This increased efficiency translates into lower energy consumption and reduced heating costs.

When you use biofuel in your heating system, you can expect it to burn cleaner and more efficiently. This means that a larger portion of the fuel is converted into heat, rather than being wasted. As a result, your heating system doesn’t have to work as hard or consume as much fuel to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. This not only reduces your energy bills but also decreases your carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition, biofuel has a higher flashpoint, which means it requires more heat to ignite compared to traditional heating oil. This can improve safety by reducing the risk of accidental fires or explosions. So not only can you save money with biofuel, but you can also enjoy a safer and more energy-efficient heating experience.


Because biofuel is derived, in part, from renewable sources that can produce more heat per unit (when compared with traditional heating oil), consumers can rest assured that in using biofuel to heat their homes, they are improving its energy efficiency and its environmental footprint.

4) Environmental Benefits of Biofuel

Biofuel offers a plethora of environmental benefits that make it an attractive choice for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint. One of the most significant advantages of biofuel is its renewable nature. Unlike traditional heating oil, which is derived from fossil fuels, biofuel is made from organic materials such as vegetable oils or animal fats. These renewable sources can be continuously replenished, ensuring a sustainable supply for the future.

In addition to being renewable, biofuel also produces significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions. When biofuel is burned, it releases carbon dioxide (CO2), but the amount emitted is roughly equivalent to the CO2 that was absorbed by the plants during their growth. This means that biofuel has a neutral carbon footprint and does not contribute to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. By choosing biofuel, homeowners can play a part in mitigating climate change and protecting the environment.

Furthermore, biofuel is also biodegradable, making it a more environmentally friendly choice. Traditional heating oil can have detrimental effects on soil and water if spilled or leaked. However, in the event of a biofuel spill, it will break down naturally over time without causing lasting harm to the environment.

We Can Help

At Valiant Energy Solutions, we believe that Connecticut-based homeowners and commercial organizations deserve the best fuel for their families, employees and customers. For this reason, we can’t recommend our B20 blend of biofuel more strongly.

Using B20 biofuel will lower maintenance costs associated with system repair, in addition to improving heating equipment lifespan. It will also increase the energy efficiency of your system and improve your environmental footprint.

Let us take the guesswork out of your next fuel solution. Contact us today to learn more about our sustainable, competitive fuel solutions 24/7.