Posted: October 30, 2017
Posted by: Oliver Fuels
The cold seasons in our area ensure that you and your family will need a considerable amount of heating oil in order to remain comfortable all throughout the winter. Even more than that, you need a reliable supply. That’s where SOS Xtreme Comfort comes in. We’ll give you the real reasons for automatic heating oil delivery to help you stay equipped with all you need and ensure you never have to stress about having enough.
We know that blizzard conditions and extended storms can often leave you without a way to get oil. By enjoying our automatic heating oil delivery and monitoring, you’ll never have to get stuck in a situation like that.
Q: Won’t I burn through more heating oil if I have automatic delivery?
A: No. While this is a common misconception about automatic delivery, you really won’t use more oil. After all, we can replace only what you’ve already used. If you haven’t used it, we can’t replace it!
Q: Do you make your home heating oil delivery appointments on days when prices are highest?
A: Absolutely not! First of all, if we were in business to take advantage of our customers, we would have been out of business years ago. Also, daily changes in wholesale prices would make that chaotic and impractical for us, with all the rescheduling and juggling of delivery routes that would require. Finally, any supplier who played that game would constantly risk their customers running out of fuel – and that is what we are trying to prevent!
Q: How does SOS know when I need another heating oil delivery?
A: We use a computerized tracking system that knows your fuel-use history and calculates day-to-day temperatures in what is called “degree days”. Based on this information, the system alerts us when your tank is approximately one-quarter full, and that is when we schedule your delivery.
Q: Why can’t I just watch my tank myself?
A: You can, but there are at least three reasons why you will probably prefer automatic delivery for such an important home comfort task: