How to Avoid Running Out of Heating Oil

Written on: December 10, 2019

Clearing driveway

Winter almost always brings us periods of extreme cold. When it feels like the Arctic outside and you have your heat pumping away, please check your fuel tank levels regularly.

We do not want you to run out! Please do your best not to let your tank level fall below one-quarter before calling us. We will get a delivery truck to your home as soon as possible.

Consider a tank monitor

We have tank monitors available for our customers. If you would like one, call us at 877-692-4230 to schedule an installation date. It only takes about 15-minutes to get your tank monitor set up.

Once your monitor is in place, you will get an alert on your smartphone, letting you know you are running low and need to order more fuel.

Keep a clear path

To help our drivers fill your tank safely and quickly, please be sure that the way to your fill pipe is free of any debris and clear a path (about a foot wide) after a snowfall. If your tank is underground, please flag it so drivers can find it easily.

If we regularly need to use your driveway to deliver, please bear in mind when clearing your driveway after snow, our trucks need a 9- to 10-foot-wide path to maneuver safely. Because of the safety risk, we cannot deliver your fuel if your driveway isn’t clear.

Thank you in advance from our drivers!

Take comfort in oil heat

No matter how cold it gets this winter, you will stay comfortable in your oil-heated home because oil generates nearly 140,000 Btu’s of heat for every gallon burned and warms a home evenly and efficiently.

Of course, homeowners who take advantage of the latest oil heat technology increase their odds of having the warmest, most comfortable home on their block.

Technology has brought great improvements in efficiency that has reduced annual fuel consumption by as much as 40%. This has saved oil heat consumers a lot of money on fuel. And because new systems burn clean and don’t need as much fuel, they do not pose a hazard to the environment.

Additionally, sulfur levels have been reduced dramatically and most home heating oil is now considered an ultra-low sulfur fuel. This improves heating system efficiency and cleanliness and reduces emissions. This reformulated fuel also eliminates the source of most equipment breakdowns. The advent of ultra-low sulfur heating oil has also paved the way for the next generation of compact, super-efficient boilers and furnaces.

So 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.