Hart Home Comfort EcoBlend
At Hart Home Comfort, "we love to keep you warm and green." We do it through our outstanding full-service capabilities, and in so many other ways.
Of course, what sets us apart from other home comfort companies is that we are one of the first on Long Island to deliver Bioheat® fuel in the form of clean, green EcoBlend heating oil to our customers at no extra charge. We are also the only home comfort company on Long Island with storage facilities dedicated to EcoBlend, and with access to a railway supply system to deliver the renewable, earth-friendly biodiesel that makes up our alternative Bioheat® fuel, EcoBlend.
What exactly is EcoBlend?
EcoBlend heating oil is the name of our clean burning alternative Bioheat® fuel, produced from domestic, renewable resources that are abundant and available in the U.S. EcoBlend is biodegradable, nontoxic, and virtually free of sulfur and other impurities.
To ensure a quality product, we use sophisticated blending technology at our onsite New Hyde Park terminal to produce high-quality B20 EcoBlend heating oil. It is a mix of 20% pure biofuel (no petroleum) and 80% conventional heating oil.
We do not charge more for our EcoBlend heating oil! It's priced the same as regular heating oil. By using EcoBlend, you'll get up to a 20-cents per gallon New York State tax credit.
Today it's clear that Bioheat® fuel is not only here to stay, but that it will soon become the preferred fuel for heating oil consumers. A number of states, as well as New York City, have already approved mandates for the use of Bioheat® fuels, and Hart Home Comfort is the exclusive supplier at the New Hyde Park Oil Terminal.
Why Bioheat® fuel is here to stay
- Widespread use of Bioheat® fuel could replace millions of gallons of petroleum-based heating oil a year. This can reduce U.S. reliance on imported oil, making us less vulnerable to supply disruptions overseas.
- Our EcoBlend heating oil is compatible with any heating system that uses regular fuel oil; no new equipment required!
- Our EcoBlend heating oil burns cleaner than standard No.2 heating oil because it has much lower sulfur content. This reduces wear and tear on your system. The result: fewer breakdowns, longer equipment life and better fuel efficiency.
Hart Home Comfort's EcoBlend Heating Oil Customers Get a Tax Break
New York State is offering relief for consumers struggling with high heating oil prices - a maximum 20-cent-per-gallon tax credit for customers who use Bioheat® fuel, a clean-burning "green" fuel that is a blend of high-grade heating oil and renewable resources. Thanks to this credit, our customers can save $200 for every 1,000 gallons of EcoBlend fuel consumed!
The new tax credit remains in effect through 2020.
How to File for Your Tax Credit
To properly compute the amount of credit allowed, the taxpayer should have an invoice or bill that includes the following information: date of purchase, number of gallons of the Bioheat® fuel, EcoBlend heating oil, purchased and the percentage of biodiesel included in the EcoBlend. (A B20 blend contains 20% biodiesel.)
To receive a tax credit, you should file a claim for Clean Heating Fuel Credit along with your tax return. Residential taxpayers should file Form IT-241, and corporate taxpayers should file Form CT-241.
Please consult with your accountant or tax professional.