Written on: January 27, 2020
Obviously, many variables affect fuel usage, with the big wild card being the type of winter we have. Will the temperatures be average, colder than normal or warmer than normal? Other factors will also affect your fuel use, including 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. If outdoor temperatures average about 32° over a 24-hour period, a typical 2,500 square foot house will burn about six or seven gallons of heating oil per day.
So if temperatures are right around the freezing mark and you have a quarter of a tank of oil left in a 275-gallon tank, you’ll have enough oil to last about a week. This is why you should always call for your heating oil delivery when your tank gets no lower than one-quarter full, especially during cold weather.
One good tip is to always better to be conservative and order your heating oil early rather than getting stuck in a no-heat emergency because you waited too long and your tank went dry.
Even if you’re a long-time oil heat user, it never hurts to review the basics of reading the heating oil tank gauge, especially at this time of year. Here are four quick points.
Why not take care of filling your oil tank now before we get locked in a long cold spell?
If you’re looking for affordable heating oil from a fuel supplier that offers fast and hassle-free deliveries, contact Lawman’s Oil today.
Not only will you get high-quality, low-cost heating oil, you’ll also be helping the American Breast Cancer Foundation provide much needed support, education, and access to early detection to individuals in need. We donate 1¢ of every gallon you buy to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.