If you’re a heating oil customer, you’ve probably heard us say this before. Still, it bears repeating: automatic delivery is the best way to guarantee you will not run out of fuel, even in the most extreme cold. When you’re an automatic delivery customer, we track your oil usage and make sure you always get your next delivery before you’re even close to running out.
Even so, we know some of our customers prefer to stick with Will Call. Either way, it’s important that you know how to read your heating oil tank gauge. Here are the basics:
I have a ¼ tank of heating oil left in my 275-gallon tank. When do I need a delivery?
In most cases, a 2,500-square-foot home goes through six or seven gallons of heating oil a day, when the temperature averages 32° F. If you have a 275-gallon tank and your tank gauge is at ¼, you have about a week’s worth of heating oil. As the weather gets colder, or if your home is larger, you will use more heating oil. This is why we encourage you to get your delivery on the calendar before your tank is at ¼.
Does the amount of heating oil I have affect how well my boiler runs?
It does. Boilers run more smoothly when they’re full than when they’re ¼ full. Regularly scheduled fill-ups will keep your boiler running at its maximum efficiency!
Contact Murray-Heutz Oil & Propane today to enroll in automatic delivery or to learn more about heating oil for your Central Maine home.