Top Ways to Avoid A No-Heat Emergency This Winter

On Cape Cod, below-freezing temperatures are quite common. As a result, you need to ensure your home heating oil tank doesn’t run out of fuel in order to remain comfortable and safe. For the most part, this isn’t too tough a task. However, there are situations when you can be caught unaware, and left in the cold without heating oil with little to no warning. Looking to avoid any unfortunate no-heat emergencies due to a lack of heating oil supply this year? To the team at Hall Oil Gas and Electric, there’s no better goal! Continue reading this blog post to discover the top ways that you can avoid a no-heat emergency this winter, including by signing up for automatic oil delivery:

Get Heating Oil Delivery on a Regular Schedule

The first thing that any homeowner should do that relies on an oil boiler or oil furnace is to secure a steady, dependable supply of heating oil. Your best bet is to always choose an oil supplier that offers automatic heating oil delivery. This service takes the guesswork out of when to contact us for more heating fuel oil, letting you relax, knowing that your heating oil needs are going to be fulfilled. If the company also provides emergency heating oil delivery, even better. Can’t ever be too careful, and even great plans can sometimes fall short!

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How to Keep on Top of Your Heating Oil Supply

If you are an automatic oil delivery customer, you will enjoy the luxury of not running out of oil due to our system of projecting when you will run out of oil, and then always delivering oil well before then. If you haven’t yet signed up for automatic delivery, there are some ways you can ensure that you stay on top of your heating oil supply and do not run out. Luckily, most modern heating oil storage tanks come equipped with a handy oil level gauge. These are usually a float assembly that rests on the oil and sends information to an easily-read meter that will tell you when your supply is getting low.

Get in the habit of checking your heating oil level very often during the winter. Here are some tips:

  • Checking your oil tank without a gauge – If your heating oil storage tank is older, or your gauge is broken, all is not lost. Prepare yourself an emergency tool by getting a yardstick or foldable ruler. Mark off the top point when you’ve just had your tank filled for a clear reference, and when you need to check your supply you can simply dip the stick and check.
  • Keeping a close eye on the weather – Pay close attention to any variables that might increase the amount of oil you use, or anything that might disrupt your normal heating oil supply. If wild weather is on the way, it may be a good time to grab extra oil, or to get topped off early. As an automatic oil delivery customer, we keep our eye on the weather for you, and deliver oil on a schedule based on your typical usage and weather patterns.

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Connect with a Reputable Heating Oil Delivery Team on Cape Cod

Want to avoid this kind of no-heat emergency on Cape Cod? Become a customer of Hall Oil! Sign up now, so if there is ever an emergency, you can reach us without delay when you need it. If you need a number, we happen to have one—(508) 398-3831 for 24-hour emergency heating oil delivery for our full-service customers!

Keep Your Oil Heating Equipment Well-Maintained!

Even with a dependable oil supply, problems can crop up with the heating equipment itself. It’s always preferred to avoid problems, so be sure to schedule an oil heating system tune-up every year, and ideally before the winter actually starts.

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Hall Oil: Cape Cod’s #1 Full-Service Heating Oil Company

Hall Oil Gas and Electric has been serving as the number one provider of full-service heating oil delivery and service on Cape Cod for over 100 years. We put our clients first, offering reliable delivery service, excellent pricing, and top-notch customer care. Call (508) 398-3831 any time for emergency heating oil delivery or contact us online below for more information.