Winter is a time when many households rely on heating oil to keep their homes warm and comfortable. If you use heating oil to heat your home, it’s important to make sure you have a reliable source for delivery and that you plan ahead to ensure you have enough oil to last throughout the winter. Here are some tips for making sure you have a smooth and stress-free winter when it comes to heating oil delivery.
Order oil early:
Don’t wait until the last minute to order heating oil. During the winter, demand for oil can be high, and you may have to wait longer for delivery if you don’t place your order in advance. It’s a good idea to order oil before the cold weather hits so you have a full tank when you need it most.
Consider automatic delivery:
If you’re unsure how much oil you’ll need or forgetful about placing orders, consider signing up for automatic delivery. With automatic delivery, the oil company will monitor your usage and deliver oil as needed, so you don’t have to worry about running out.
Monitor your oil levels:
Even if you have automatic delivery, it’s still a good idea to keep an eye on your oil levels is still a good idea. If you notice that you’re using more oil than usual, you may need to adjust your thermostat or make sure there are no leaks in your system.
Know your delivery options:
Some heating oil companies offer different delivery options, such as same-day or next-day delivery. If you need oil urgently, make sure you know what options are available to you.
Keep your driveway clear:
If you have a driveway, make sure it’s clear of snow and ice so the delivery truck can easily access your oil tank. It’s also a good idea to clear a path to the tank itself, as the delivery person will need to access it to fill your tank.
Check for any leaks:
Before the delivery truck arrives, it’s a good idea to check for any leaks in your oil system. Leaks can not only be dangerous, but they can also cause you to use more oil than necessary. If you do find a leak, have it repaired before the delivery truck arrives.
Store your oil safely:
If you have a basement or outdoor storage area, make sure it’s a safe and secure place to store your heating oil. Keep the area well-ventilated, and make sure the oil tank is adequately secured to prevent accidents.
Have a backup plan:
In case of a delivery delay or emergency, we recommend you have a backup plan. Consider keeping a small supply of oil on hand in case of emergencies, or have the contact information for a local supplier in case you need to order oil on short notice.
By following these tips, you can ensure that you have a reliable source of heating oil throughout the winter and that you’re prepared for any unexpected delivery issues. With a little planning and preparation, you can keep your home warm and comfortable all winter long. Whatever you do, be sure to contact our team at Arlex Oil. We are the leading experts in oil tank maintenance and heating oil delivery. Give us a call today or fill out our online contact form!