How To Prevent Running Out of Heating Oil

Written on: January 4, 2021

Kimlin Energy Can Help!

prevening fuel run out new yorkThe average low temperature for January in our Hudson Valley service area is 18˚ Fahrenheit. And it can go much lower during a cold snap, especially up in the higher elevations.

When it gets that bone-chilling cold, you want the fast heat that only heating oil can provide! That is one reason why it’s essential to not run out of heating oil.

Running out of heating oil is also an expensive hassle. You have to pay for an emergency delivery, yes. But that’s not all you have to pay for. Sediment in the tank may have been sucked into your fuel lines and potentially reached your heating system’s oil filter. If the oil filter becomes clogged, your heating system could fail, so the filter needs to be changed to prevent that. You may need your fuel lines bled to remove any air.

Those are some good incentives to not run out of heating oil.

The best way to make sure you always have heating oil is to enroll in Automatic Delivery! We’ll track your heating oil usage using your prior usage history and current weather to know when to make a delivery to your home.

If you want to use Will-Call, you must remember to check your heating oil tank gauge levels regularly. Add a reminder to your phone’s calendar. Check more frequently during a cold snap.

DO NOT let your tank gauge levels fall below 25% full, especially during very cold weather. Request a delivery when your tank is 25% to 30% full.

What To Do If You Do Run Out Of Heating Oil

First, call Kimlin Energy right away! We provide emergency heating oil deliver to our customers 24/7, 365 days a year. But DO NOT email us or contact us online. Call us on our emergency line at 845-255-7579. Someone is always there to answer.

Do everything you can to retain the heat inside your home. Close curtains and blinds. Block under-door drafts. Hang blankets over doorways.

Use supplemental heating such as fireplaces and hearth stoves, electric heaters, and space heaters.

NEVER use your kitchen stove, or outdoor equipment such as grills, deck heaters, or camp stoves for home heating. They are not only a fire hazard, but they can create a dangerous and potentially lethal buildup of carbon monoxide in your home.

If you’re looking for dependable heating oil delivery, look no further than Kimlin Energy! Become a customer today.