There are a number of reasons why you should keep your heating oil tank full. In an emptier tank, debris can clog your oil filters. Clogged oil filters reduce the efficiency of your heating system and can even cause it to fail altogether. Both of those scenarios will cost you more money in energy and/or repair costs.
An emptier tank is also more susceptible to condensation. The water formed by condensation forms an ideal environment for bacteria to build up and create heating oil sludge in your tank. If that sludge gets into your filters, it will decrease your system’s efficiency or cause it to fail. Condensation can also cause rust, and that rust can cause your heating system to fail.
A fuller tank is also less susceptible to gelling (frozen heating oil), because the more heating oil in your tank the longer it takes to freeze. Heating oil starts to freeze at around 16 degrees Fahrenheit.
For all these reasons and more, a fuller tank is best. How full is full enough? Try to keep your tank at least half full (though fuller is better) all year long. Not sure how much heating oil to order, Economy Oil has an easy oil delivery calculator on our website.
Economy Oil puts ordering heating oil at the tip of your fingers. Simply register for our new Economy Oil Customer Portal. Signing up is as easy as filling out one form and only takes minutes. You’ll fill out your name and address as well as indicate where on your property your heating oil tank is located and what size tank you have. Once you’ve filled out the form, one of our customer service representatives will contact you within one business day. In the meantime, we’ll email you a temporary password.
Once you have an account with us, simply login to your account to order heating oil. Not sure how much fuel to order? Simply check your tank gauge. The approximate amount of fuel in the tank will be displayed in fractions. You’ll also need to know your tank size. Once you know both of those pieces of information (the amount of fuel in your tank and your tank size) you can enter the information in Economy Oil’s easy oil delivery calculator to determine the number of gallons you’ll need to order to fill your tank. (And remember, a full tank is best.) Then go to our “order fuel” page and enter the number of gallons you need.
Note: To allow for fuel expansion and safe deliveries, an oil tank holds slightly less fuel than its official full capacity. For example, with a 275-gallon tank, the actual usable capacity ranges from 250-256 gallons. Please keep this in mind when placing your order.
Whenever it’s time to order more heating oil for your home, choose Economy Oil. We offer the same high quality heating oil our competitors do, we just do it for less. As an Economy Oil customer, you will benefit from same-day or next-day delivery as well as no hidden fees, service fees, or contracts.
Economy Oil’s service area includes New York’s Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Green, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.
Economy Oil gives our customers the power to save. Contact Economy Oil today for quality heating oil in the Hudson Valley at an unbeatable price.