Every winter, we need to answer emergency heating oil delivery calls in Caroline County, MD, Chester County, PA, and many other parts of our service region.
A heating oil runout is a major inconvenience, especially on a freezing winter night. You won’t have home heating or hot water until a Poore’s Propane and Oil delivery truck makes it to your house. Then, we’ll need to get your equipment back up and running. It’s a pain in the neck for everyone. Luckily, the Poore’s team has ways to prevent runouts and ensure your uninterrupted comfort throughout the heating season.
When was the last time you checked your heating oil tank gauge? If it’s been a while, you should definitely do so before the winter arrives in full force.
Your tank’s gauge is a glass or plastic vial. It sits on top of the tank and has markings similar to a car’s gas meter — F, ¾, ½ and ¼. You’ll see a marker or float resting in the vial. Its position tells you how full your oil tank is. If the float in your gauge is at or near the bottom of the vial (or you can’t see it at all), your tank is empty or close to it. You need to contact us as soon as possible for a refill.
We recommend that our “Will-Call” customers contact us when their tank’s gauge reads about 30%. This will considerably reduce the risk of a runout.
The winter brings a lot of distractions: shoveling snow, buying gifts and planning holiday gatherings. We know it’s easy to forget to check your tank’s gauge. That’s why Poore’s Propane and Oil offers a proven way to prevent heating oil runouts, and it won’t cost you one extra cent!
Enroll in Automatic Delivery, and our computerized system will handle all the planning for you. Using your customer profile and weather forecasts, it will calculate your fuel usage. With this data, we’ll schedule a heating oil delivery for when your tank is about 25-30% full. You’ll never need to check a tank gauge or pick up a phone to order fuel. It’s the stress-free way to receive heating oil.
There’s no additional fee for Automatic Delivery, and you don’t end up using more heating oil when you’re on this schedule. We will only deliver your fuel when you need it, and you only pay for the heating oil going into your tank.
Customers who try Automatic Delivery end up loving it. It’s also incredibly helpful to us since we can more effectively plan our delivery routes and ensure every customer gets their heating oil right on time.
Reach out to the Poore’s Propane and Oil team today to discuss arranging a start-of-the-season fuel delivery or enrolling in Automatic Delivery. We have helpful team members standing by to help.