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A Beginner’s Guide to Heating Oil

If you are thinking about moving to a new home, you may find that your new central heating system utilizes oil instead of natural gas or propane. This can be somewhat intimidating if you've never lived in a home that uses heating oil before.

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A Warm, Healthy Start to Cold Winter Days

When temperatures outside start falling and the days become shorter and darker, things like a heating oil delivery​ become priorities once again. Additionally, our bodies naturally begin to crave food that will both nourish us and keep us warm.

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DEALING WITH HOME HEATING OIL LEAKS AND SPILLS

Home heating oil leaks can happen suddenly or over a long period of time. Domestic heating oil leaks are most commonly found coming from the tank, the valves, or the supply line. Since most home heating oil tanks are located in the garden, yard, or other outdoor areas, the potential for damage to the environment can be great if a leak or spill should occur.

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DOES YOUR HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE COVER YOUR HOME HEATING OIL AND OIL TANK?

There are countless companies that offer homeowners insurance, but does your provider cover you against home heating oil theft? What about the potential damage that could be done to your tank and the surrounding area, should a theft occur?

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HEATING OIL ORDERING AND DELIVERY TIPS

Ordering heating oil and having it delivered to your home should be a relatively simple process, but if you have just moved and are new to this type of fuel, you might discover that you have some questions and uncertainty about how to go about it. Hopefully, our tips will prove to be helpful in saving you time and money.

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HOT TIPS ON SAVING HOME HEATING OIL COSTS

Insulate, Protect Your Boiler and Oil Tank, Short-Term Investments, Long-Term Investments,

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HOW TO PREVENT AND DETECT WATER CONTAMINATION IN YOUR OIL TANK

Extremely wet or hot weather can cause water problems for your oil tank, since rain and condensation can both lead to water contamination in your oil. Some of the most common reasons for water contamination include damage to your tank such as little cracks or not being careful to fasten the cap on properly. This can allow water to get into your tank and add moisture into the air which then causes condensation.

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Oil Tank Security and Heating Oil Theft

The rising cost of heating oil over the last few years has led to an increase in heating oil theft, so it is important to be sure you are taking the necessary steps to improve your oil tank security. There is nothing worse on a cold winter's day than discovering you have no heat in your house because your oil tank is empty!

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Replacing Your Oil Boiler

If you are considering buying a replacement for your oil-fired boiler, there are certain questions you should ask yourself. A new boiler is not a small purchase, but should be more efficient at running your heating system.

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SHOULD YOU INSURE YOUR HEATING OIL TANK?

When they are cared for properly, heating oil tanks can last up to 20 years. However, many homeowners pay little attention to their oil tanks and fail to have them inspected on a regular basis. Because of this, every year the Environmental Protection Agency has had to respond to a number of heating oil spills.

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Soup’s On!

There are a number of easy ways to stay warm this winter. Keep your home well-heated at all times by using a ​ heating oil delivery app​ . Have toasty blankets and throws on hand in the most frequently used rooms of your house. And, consider mixing up some batches of winter’s most popular comfort food: soup.

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THE BEST TIME TO BUY HEATING OIL

At what time of year do you usually stock up on your heating oil? Summer? Fall? In the coldest part of the winter? You really can’t remember? When do other oil customers typically stock up on their oil?

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TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR OIL TANK IN TOP SHAPE

Many homes with oil heating have their boilers serviced regularly; however, inspecting the oil tank is something that is easily forgotten. Overlooking this could result in complicated and costly problems, something that no oil customer ever wants to have to deal with. We here at HeatingOilApp.com have compiled some oil tank inspection tips to help you avoid leaks, spills and theft.

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TIPS ON INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY & SAVING OIL

Even though heating oil is a highly efficient fuel and is cheaper than propane, oil prices can still be a concern, especially if other methods of heating your home are not viable options. However, there are steps you can take to save heating oil and improve the energy efficiency of your home. We’ve compiled some smart strategies to help cut your heating oil consumption and hopefully reduce your annual heating oil bills. Read on, and start saving both oil and money today!

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TOP 10 TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR HOME HEATING FOR WINTER

The leaves are changing and there’s a chill in the air. Freezing temperatures are just around the corner. Is your home ready? More specifically, is your home heating system ready? You don’t want to answer “no” to this question once Old Man Winter comes knocking on your door. Here are 10 steps to take to ensure that your home heating is all set for the coldest of days ahead...

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Why Keep Your Boiler Serviced?

Many people tend to forget to have their oil boiler serviced, or they mistakenly believe that it doesn’t make much difference. However, research points to the importance of having your oil boiler serviced regularly. Over the course of time, being vigilant in this area can really save you a lot of money.

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WHY USE A HEATING OIL MONITOR?

Technology in the field of heating oil monitoring has made great progress in recent years and, therefore, a heating oil monitor is no longer just a tool for informing you about the levels of oil you have in your tank. There are many great advantages to keeping a close eye on your heating oil with a good tank monitor

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Why Use Heating Oil Additives?

Heating oil consumers are constantly searching for ways of lowering their oil consumption and improving the efficiency of their boiler. Many will try turning down their thermostat, improving their insulation, or even replacing their boiler. Not many people, however, will consider the benefits of using heating oil additives in their fuel tank.

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