Tips to Keep Your Winter Oil Deliveries on Track

While we always do our best to get fuel in your tank whenever you need it, there are a few things you can do to make our job a little easier.

  • If you are not signed up for automatic deliveries, it’s best to call us when your oil level reaches the one-quarter mark, or your propane tank reaches 30%. This will give us enough notice to schedule a delivery for you, usually within two days. If the weather is bad, your delivery time will probably be longer.
  • If you have a separate tank for your propane generator, check it today and call us for a fill-up if necessary. You never want a power outage to occur and discover that you don’t have enough fuel to run your generator.
  • If you’re already an automatic delivery customer and you expect changes in your household —extended family visits, a newborn, expanded living space, new propane appliances, etc.— please let us know because this will affect how much fuel you use. You should also let us know if you started using a supplemental heating source, like a pellet stove. This will also affect your fuel usage.
  • Besides clearing a path to your oil fill pipe or propane tank, your driveway should also be cleared after a snowfall. (Some driveways may need to be sanded and salted.) Just because your car can get down your driveway doesn’t necessarily mean that our heavy fuel trucks can too. Our delivery vehicles need a 9-foot to 10-foot-wide clear path in your driveway to allow enough room for maneuvering. We usually cannot make a delivery if a driveway is not clear.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your fuel deliveries.

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