Providing Home Heating Oil, Propane and Other Heating Fuels Since 1969

Heating By Kerosene Oil Is A Great Back-Up Plan


While it is possible to heat your whole home by kerosene, it is most popular to use it as a back-up or space heater

People have been using kerosene for heating oil since the 19th century. Today, people tend to use kerosene as a secondary way of heating their home. For example, many homeowners use an indoor kerosene heater to heat a certain area of their house, such as a basement. However, it is completely possible to heat your entire home using kerosene. Since kerosene heaters are so efficient, they warm an area or even an entire house very quickly.

There are two types of indoor kerosene heaters: radiant and convection. A radiant heater is used to heat a small area, whereas a convection heater is used to heat a large area. Radiant heaters allow you to aim the heat in a certain direction, like you might do with a fan. Convection heaters push hot air up and out to heat a large area or even an entire house. A lot of people rely on kerosene heaters as back-up heating systems because they can be operated without electricity and they warm up an area at a rapid rate.

Since kerosene has such a high energy output, it is cheaper than propane. However, it is not as environmentally friendly, although it does burn clean. Still, you usually do not need to run an indoor kerosene heater all day. Instead, many people turn it on and off at intervals to avoid overheating their home. What’s more, you can store kerosene in large quantities in approved containers. However, as a general rule of thumb, you should not store kerosene for over six months because it can become contaminated, especially in the summer.

There are some safety concerns often associated with kerosene heaters. As long as you use your heater properly, you should not worry. You should only use K-1 kerosene in your heater, as it is the only approved kerosene heating oil. When you set up a kerosene delivery with Rymes, this is the type that you get. You should never put gas in a kerosene heater, and you need to be sure that you vent your heater properly. Furthermore, it is important to keep the wick on your kerosene heater clean and to replace it every season. Some people fear that kerosene has a foul odor; however, an indoor heater only gives off a faint scent of kerosene for just a few minutes when you turn your heater on and off.

If you are looking to purchase an indoor kerosene heater, we would be happy to sell you one! If you simply need a kerosene delivery for the heater you already have, we can supply that too.


Stop searching for kerosene suppliers and call Rymes! Our affordable prices and excellent service make us your go-to home heating fuel company.

From kerosene oil to other heating fuels, equipment and repairs, we’re the ones to call for heating services in New Hampshire, eastern Vermont, southwestern Maine, Martha’s Vineyard, and north-central towns in Massachusetts. Call or email us today as you prepare your home heating systems for the upcoming months. 603-228-2224 & customerservice@rymes.com


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Antrim googleyelp
2 Main Street
Antrim, NH 03440
(603) 588-6868
(603) 924-9084

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557 Mayhew Turnpike
Bridgewater, NH 03222
(603) 744-6300

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257 Sheep Davis Road
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 228-2224
(603) 783-0309

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Contoocook, NH 03229
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Derry, NH 03038
(603) 432-3345

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700 Mast Rd
Goffstown, NH 03045
(603) 626-5200

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12 Tracy Lane
Hudson, NH 03051
(603) 889-0407

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2 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 357-4321

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64 Primrose N Drive
Laconia, NH 03246
(603) 524-1421

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81 Main Street
Lancaster, NH 03584
(603) 788-4490
(603) 788-3058

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419 Nashua Rd
Milford, NH 03055
(603) 673-5900

Moultonborough googleyelp
60 Whittier Hwy Unit 11
Moultonborough, NH 03254
(603) 253-6600 

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75 Newport Road, Unit 101
New London, NH 03257
(603) 526-4274
(603) 456-3197

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1205 Eastman Road
North Conway, NH 03860
(603) 356-1013

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4 Isaac Buswell Road
Ossipee, NH 03864
(603) 539-4194

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367 Route 108
Somersworth, NH 03878
(603) 692-7080
(603) 330-0117

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77 Park Street
Northfield, NH 03276
(603) 286-8220 

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103 S. Main Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784


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15 Merchant's Court - Unit 9
(by the Black Dog Cafe)
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
(508) 696-0005


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1204 Main Street, Suite 3
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 698-5161
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Heating oil delivery price guarantee

Rymes is proud to offer great prices. We usually have the lowest price on heating oil in the areas that we serve. We never want price to be the reason you buy your heating oil elsewhere. Did you know that we also provide customers in our normal delivery areas a price guarantee? We will beat any published price in your delivery area. Simply give us a call and provide us the details of the competitor’s price and we’ll beat it. Conditions apply *

*Price Guarantee Terms and Conditions

  • We will only beat our competitor’s advertised selling price (phone or online) which is available to any member of the public, which excludes promotional coupons and cannot include any membership/personal/group discounts for delivery to your area on our preferred day.
  • Proof of price from a competitor required.
  • The competitor’s product must be identical to ours, and offered on the same delivery and payment terms.
  • We and the competitor must have product ready for delivery.
  • We must be able to verify the competitor’s price and terms.
  • We’ll beat the price of the product; not delivery or credit card charges.
  • Applies to Rymes Customers in normal delivery areas only.
  • No other promotional offers, coupons, or vouchers can be used.
  • Price beat guarantee request must be done at time of order.
  • We reserve the right in our sole discretion to modify or discontinue the Price Guarantee or to restrict its availability to any person, at any time, for any or no reason, and without prior notice or liability to you. The terms that are on the rymes.com website at the time of your order will determine your eligibility under the Price Guarantee. Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.


Rymes Partners With NH Fish & Game Operation Game Thief

Rymes is proud to have partnered with NH Fish & Game's Operation Game Thief program (OGT). This partnership will help in the construction of the new OGT trailer. Look for the display trailer at upcoming events around the state! Click here for more information about the OGT program.

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