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How do I avoid running out of heating oil?

avoid running out of heating oilWhen frigid weather arrives, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind – making sure your kids are safe, for example, or clearing your property of snow and ice. With all that activity, checking your oil storage tank’s fuel gauge and ordering heating oil are activities that just might slip through the cracks, resulting in a heating oil run-out.

That’s unfortunate, because running out of fuel is not a fun experience.

It can also be a costly experience: For one thing, heating oil prices usually rise when fuel demand is highest, so you’ll pay more to fill your tank. You’ll also have to pay a premium for an emergency service and delivery rather than a simple fill-up. A fuel run-out could even lead to complications as sludge from the bottom of your heating oil tank enters the fuel lines, clogging filters and narrowing passages throughout your heating system.

As we said, not fun.

So how to you keep from running out of heating oil? Here are three suggestions:

Stay on top of fuel management this fall with FREE automatic heating oil delivery from Economy Oil. Contact us today to learn more, or to become an Economy Oil customer!