Oil Delivery Tips
Throughout winter, it is essential to keeps things as simple as possible for your fuel delivery driver.
There are several necessary steps that you should take when preparing your home for the delivery of heating oil.
Pathway to fill pipe
Please clear any snow and ice from areas leading to and around your fuel fill pipe. This will help to ensure the efficient delivery of your heating oil. Keeping paths clear also helps other public utilities companies or public safety officials respond to emergencies.
Keep vents free of snow, ice and debris
This is very important! Be mindful of uncovering exhaust vents from heating systems. Vents on the sides of homes can easily become blocked by high snow, could even result in heating system malfunctions, carbon monoxide getting into the home and create a safety hazard. Please make sure that your exhaust vents are clear of all obstructions. Also, exercise caution when clearing the snow from around your tank and lines so that you do not damage them
Check Your System
One of the best ways to keep your home warm is to make sure your heating system is working the way it’s supposed to. A properly functioning heating system will heat your home efficiently and save you some money. Properly serviced boilers and furnaces burn less fuel, reducing heating costs by up to 10%, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Check your tank level
Your home heating system is essential, especially if you live in an area with extreme winters like here in the Northeast.
Pro tip: Never let your tank run empty. You don't want
to run out of Oil in the freezing days of winter. This can
also lead to sludge buildup which could clog the system.