Written on: January 23, 2023
If you heat your home with heating oil, you may have questions about it, especially if you’re new to it after purchasing a home with an oil-fired heating system.
We’ve put together answers to some common questions about heating oil delivery.
From crude oil to heating oil, the journey is an adventure of refining out the impurities in crude oil. To efficiently power your furnace or boiler, these impurities must be eliminated during this transformation process. In order to produce the heating oil that is used in furnaces and boilers, crude oil must first be put through a refining process known as distillation. This step removes hydrocarbons from the raw material before it can be further purified and blended into its finished form.
The heating oil of today is significantly cleaner and better for the environment than the heating oil that was used just a few decades ago. The heating oil industry continues to make advancements towards its goal of zero emissions by 2050.
Take the hassle out of heating your home with Automatic Delivery! It’s easy and you can rest assured that your oil will always arrive on time. Our innovative software utilizes your usage history and real-time weather information to precisely calculate when you will need more heating oil delivered. You can rest assured that we take care of the details, so you won’t have to worry about running out!
If Will-Call is your preferred heating oil delivery method, it’s essential to regularly monitor your tank gauge so you can contact us to request a delivery. To ensure your tank never runs dry, we urge you to not let the gauge dip below 25% full before scheduling a delivery. Here’s how to read your tank gauge.
On top of your heating oil tank, look for the transparent plastic tube with markings on it that resemble car fuel gauge numbers: F, ¾, ½, and so on. There is a red marker or a float inside the tube that informs you how much heating oil is in the tank.
Enjoy a warm and cozy home with a highly efficient modern oil-fired heating system. These systems can reach up to 95% efficiency, meaning less fuel is necessary for complete comfort, saving you money in the long run! On average, an improvement in efficiency can result in up to a 30% annual savings.
Furthermore, when winter months come and heating oil prices most commonly increase, maximizing your energy efficiency is the most ideal way to save some money on heating costs!
Heating oil is also a more efficient way to heat your home than electricity. It’s 30% more efficient than electricity when it comes to home heating.
Heating oil must be heated to 140°F in order to be vaporized and combusted in your furnace or boiler. You can also be assured about today’s heating oil tanks, as they have been improved with double-walled tanks to help prevent leaks along with built-in alarms that prevent overfilling.
For residential settings, the two most common sizes of heating oil tanks are 275 and 340 gallons—ample capacity to meet most homes’ needs.