Your home “to do” list might seem like it’s never ending, get the groceries, pick up the kids from basketball, volunteer for your favorite organization, fix the leaky sink… the list goes on. Running out of oil and coming home to a cold home screeches your momentum to a halt and puts a serious wrench in your plans. Avoid the headache of running out of heating oil by enrolling in an automatic delivery service with your fuel delivery company.
How automatic delivery for heating oil works
Automatic delivery places the delivery schedule responsibility on your fuel provider.
- Your fuel provider calculates your estimated fuel usage based on the size of your home, your history, and the temperature
- The fuel provider schedules your deliveries based on their calculation of when you will need oil
- Your home is delivered oil on schedule and you are billed accordingly
4 reasons why Automatic Delivery is a good idea
1) Peace of Mind
The primary benefit that automatic delivery of oil offers is convenience. As a homeowner, you have a lot to keep your eye on already and making sure your oil tank is full can easily slip through the cracks. Signing up for Automatic Delivery means you don’t have to do the work and you won’t have to think about how full the tank is all winter long. Automatic delivery is also great for people who travel during the winter months and seasonal residents.
2) Your fuel tank stays full
A great thing about allowing your fuel company to manage your delivery needs is the fact that they will never let it go empty. If you let your tank run low for too long, it can experience corrosion and condensation that can ruin the tank and impact the performance of your heating system. Automatic delivery ensures that you’ll never get low enough to cause damage.
3) No More Calls
Ordering heating oil yourself usually consists of monitoring your fuel level and making a phone call to your provider to place an order. With automatic delivery, you won’t have to deal with making calls or checking your fuel gauge.
4) Save Money
If you’ve ever run out of heating oil in the middle of winter, you know that it can be a couple of days before you get your refill. If you find yourself out of oil on weekends or on holidays, you could be finding yourself paying lots of fees for overtime or emergency deliveries. With Automatic Deliveries you will never incur these charges because your energy provider will arrange the delivery before you run out and on days and times that suit their delivery schedule.
Automatic Delivery scratches one more thing off of your to do list and ensures your home continues to run smoothly–and warmly. If you would like to set up Automatic Delivery give us a call at 207-563-3414; 800-649-0626 Toll free nd we’ll be happy to help you do it!