Did you recently buy a home that is heated by oil via an on-site oil tank? If so, you may be wondering how to keep that tank full, especially during the winter when running out of oil would be a major problem. One of the most convenient ways to keep your tank full is to use an at-home oil delivery service. The oil delivery service comes out to your home at regular intervals to refill the tank. That gives you the peace of mind that your tank is full and that you always have oil available. There are probably several oil delivery services in your area. Here are a few things to look for to make sure you get the best one for your needs:
Reliability. Of course, the number one thing you want to look for in an oil delivery service is reliability. The whole point of having the service is to know that your tank will always have sufficient levels of oil. If your service isn't reliable, that really undermines the reason for getting the delivery service in the first place. One of the best ways to determine a service's reliability is to see how long they've been in business. If they have a long history, chances are good that they have a history of reliable service. You also may want to look at reviews online and even ask the service for customer references.
Ancillary services. Many deliver services do much more than just deliver oil. Some will do furnace tune-ups and even offer a full suite of heating and air conditioning service packages. In fact, some companies may offer free tune-ups or furnace inspections as an added benefit to your oil delivery service. Other features could include on-call heating support and emergency service. Be sure to ask about other services when you interview potential oil deliverers.
Data-based delivery. Some oil delivery services will base your deliveries on specific dates, so you'll get deliveries at regular intervals. However, that could create a problem if you have a big winter storm and your oil usage unexpectedly spikes for a short amount of time. You could then run low on oil before your next scheduled delivery.
Other services use data to determine when you're likely to need a delivery. When you sign up, they take information on your home size, your furnace size and efficiency, and your desired temperature. Their software then considers that data, along with upcoming weather forecasts, to determine when you're most likely to need a tank refill. That way, you get oil when you need it most, not just based on an arbitrary schedule.
For more information, contact oil delivery services in your area. They can help you determine how frequently you need your tank refilled. To learn more, contact a business like Enright and Sons.