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Is Your Heating Oil Tank Level Too Low?

Why You Shouldn’t Panic if Your Tank Is Down to 25% During the Upcoming Heating Season

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As a New England resident, you count on your home staying warm when the temperatures outside start to drop. It’s important that your oil tank never gets down to empty. But you don’t have to spend any time or energy checking or worrying about low supplies in your tank. W.H. Riley & Son can help to take care of that for you.

It’s true – you want to avoid an empty oil tank. If you run out of oil on a cold day, it’s a huge inconvenience. You’ll have to wait until more oil is delivered to have a warm home and hot water. Letting your tank run down to empty can also cause debris to clog your oil filters. That can reduce the efficiency of your heating system and eventually cause it to fail. There are additional concerns: Your HVAC equipment can be damaged by any sediment or impurity that gets pulled into the feed line. Finally, water can collect in an empty tank. Water in your tank can lead to rust in your tank, and that can cause your heating system to fail.

That said, don’t panic if your tank gauge indicates you only have 25% – you will definitely not run out in a day or two. 25% is still about 60 gallons in most oil tanks, which will last most customers at least a week if not two, even in mid-January. We do appreciate when customers call when they’re at 25% because we know we need to deliver soon, certainly in less than a week. But you don’t need a delivery that same day. Nobody goes through a quarter of a tank of oil in a day. Giving us a few days’ notice helps us to schedule our delivery routes in the most efficient manner, without putting our customers in any danger.

As a W.H. Riley & Son customer, you’ll never have to worry about running out of oil, as long as we have a little notice. We have our own storage tanks, so we’ll always be able to deliver the heating oil you need when you need it. You can also take the guesswork out of oil delivery by signing up for our automatic delivery program. If you join our automatic delivery program, you’ll never have to check your oil tank levels again or worry about having an empty tank. We’ll monitor your usage and deliver oil well before you run out.

You can trust the experts at W.H. Riley & Son to keep you comfortable in your home all year long. We provide reliable service you can count on.

To learn more about propane delivery and service from W.H. Riley & Son in southeastern Massachusetts, give us a call at (774) 643-0326 or visit our website.