Now that we’re finally hitting a stretch of warm weather, the last thing you probably have on your mind is your oil tank. But it’s important to prepare your heating oil tank for the summer months – and the best way to do that is to make sure you go into summer with a full tank of heating oil.
Many people mistakenly believe they’ll get a big payout if they give up on oil and convert to natural gas heating. But the mere cost to convert from oil to gas—typically thousands of dollars—could easily break the bank. So why gamble with switching fuels when heating your home with oil is one of the safest bets around?
Surveys have shown that while heating oil customers have exceptionally high levels of satisfaction with the service they receive, most don’t realize all the ways today’s oil heat can enhance their comfort and save them money. Additionally, many people, particularly younger ones, have big misconceptions about the safety of heating with oil.*
Hundreds of records were broken along the Eastern Seaboard when a historic cold spell gripped our region right after Christmas and wouldn’t let go. By New Year’s Day, we were bundling up against sub-zero temperatures and wind chills that made the outdoors feel like we had been transported to the Arctic.
During periods of extreme cold, please help us by checking your fuel tank levels regularly. So far this winter, our customers have been burning 20% more fuel than normal because of the record-cold temperatures we have experienced.