If you’re a heating oil customer, our first recommendation is that you arrange for automatic delivery from Vaughn Oil. This way, you never have to worry about your tank level, as we stay on top of your fuel levels and make deliveries with plenty of time to spare. This is especially important at extremely cold times of year—like right now.
Still, we understand that you may prefer Will Call for your Rhode Island home. If that’s the case, we want to make sure that you know what to do when you’re looking at your oil tank gauge. Here’s an overview, in three easy steps:
Does the amount of heating oil in my tank affect the way my boiler runs?
Yes, it does. Your boiler will run better if it’s at least ¼ full. Regular fill-ups will prevent a run-out and will keep your oil boiler running as smoothly as possible.
If my tank gauge says the tank is ¼ full, when should my delivery happen?
When the temperature is around 32° F, a home that’s roughly 2,500 square feet will use about six to seven gallons of heating oil per day. If you have a 275-gallon heating oil tank and you see a reading of ¼ tank, then your current supply will last about a week. If you’re a Will Call customer and you see that your tank is down to being ¼ full, you should let us know right away. If the weather gets colder or your home is larger, you will be finished with this fuel in less time. Prevent a run-out and schedule your delivery before your gauge reaches ¼.
We want to hear from you! Do you need to sign up for automatic heating oil delivery? Contact us today and learn more about how Vaughn Oil can help you make the best choices when it comes to heating your Rhode Island home.