We all know that the winters in this region of New Hampshire can be harsh. In January and February, you can expect evenings in the single digits. And with the wind, you’re looking at sustained negative temperatures!
If you have a mobile home or a heating oil tank located outdoors, you need fuel that can handle these frosty nights. It’s no wonder that so many households and businesses in New Hampshire depend on kerosene to stay warm and safe. Unfortunately, finding a company that can dependably deliver kerosene is not always easy.
But with Pemi River Fuels, you don’t need to worry about running out of kerosene. We have 50+ years of experience in keeping kerosene-powered homes comfortable and businesses in operation. We want to do the same for you.
Although the term kerosene has only existed since the mid-19th century (Abraham Gesner patented the kerosene distilling process in 1854), the product has existed in various forms since the 16th century. When you distill crude oil at incredibly high temperatures, you create a heating fuel that can remain stable in sustained extreme cold.
Kerosene has long been used for heating and cooking. Before most homes had electricity, kerosene was also a popular fuel for lamplight. In the 20th century, however, the rising use of electricity and No. 2 heating oil made kerosene less common as a fuel for the home.
Today, kerosene is often used as a commercial lubricant, solvent and cleanser. It’s also used as jet fuel!
Even though kerosene is less popular as a home heating and cooking fuel, it’s still in use in the United States — especially up in the Northeast.
Unrelenting icy weather like we see in New Hampshire can be a real problem if your fuel tank is outdoors. Gelling — the thickening of heating oil — can occur due to cold temperatures. Oil that has gelled can block the flow of fuel into your heating system. Your system might shut down, and you’ll be stranded in the cold without heat.
In contrast, kerosene won’t gel. So houses, businesses and mobile homes with exposed fuel storage often use kerosene. It’s important to remember that, although kerosene can be stored in the same kind of tanks that store heating oil, it cannot be used in heating equipment intended for No. 2 heating oil. Kerosene burns incredibly hot and requires specialized equipment.
The team at Pemi River Fuels brings the same dedication and professionalism to delivering kerosene as we do for heating oil and propane. We appreciate that families depend on our fuel to remain safe on the coldest days of the year. We know that businesses need the kerosene we deliver to stay productive.
That’s why we promise that whenever you contact us for an emergency delivery, your request will be handled by someone local who knows the region. To ensure this, we keep our phones staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Get in touch with us for the most dependable kerosene delivery around.