Written on: September 25, 2023
Many factors affect your fuel use, including the outdoor temperature, the size of your home, the quality of insulation in your home, the efficiency of your furnace or boiler and your family’s own heating preferences.
But here’s one basic rule of thumb that will help to give you a general estimate. The median size of a new single-family home built in 2018 was nearly 2,400 square feet. If outdoor temperatures average about 32° over a 24-hour period, that size home would consume about six or seven gallons of heating oil per day. Naturally, if temperatures remained above freezing and you live in a smaller size home, you would use less heating oil per day.
On top of the heating oil tank, you’ll see a clear glass or plastic cube that is marked with numbers that resemble the gas gauge of your car: F, ¾, ½, ¼. A red marker or float commonly indicates the amount of fuel left in your tank. If the float is at the bottom of the gauge or not visible at all, your tank is empty or nearly empty.
If you think the gauge is not working properly, please contact us. You never want to guess how much oil is left in your tank.
While we can make some deliveries within a day in cases of extreme emergency, it is always best to give us at least three days’ notice. The three working day advance notice is necessary for scheduling your home into a delivery route.
We suggest giving us even more notice if there is a storm coming or we’re locked in a long cold spell.
Lawman’s Oil cannot be held responsible for runouts if you do not provide us enough notice for a delivery.
Here’s what you can do to help make sure that your heating oil delivery can be made as efficiently as possible during the winter months.
Our drivers thank you in advance!
Lawman’s Oil only delivers B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel, a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil combined with premium biofuels made from renewable resources such as animal fats, recycled restaurant cooking oils, algae, and plant oils. Our B20 Bioheat Plus fuel is made from locally sourced products, which also aids in reducing waste within our communities.
The B20 part of B20 Bioheat Plus fuel stands for what percentage of the fuel is made with biofuels. That means that our Bioheat Plus fuel is made with 20% biofuels. This high level of biofuel is why B20 Bioheat Plus fuel burns extremely clean—and why it generates less greenhouse gas emissions than a natural gas system.
Whenever you purchase fuel from us, you are also joining us in the fight against cancer. We donate 1¢ of every gallon we sell to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, which helps women in need by providing mammograms, prevention and early-detection programs, and support during and after diagnosis.
If you’re not a Lawman’s customer yet, please contact us and we’ll help you get set up.