How To Read an Oil Tank Gauge

Written on: September 13, 2022

Never Worry About Running Out of Heating Oil With Automatic Delivery!

checking heating oil new yorkIf you’re a Hometowne Energy heating oil customer and have chosen Will-Call for your heating oil delivery, then you must frequently check your tank’s fuel level. Doing so will let you know when it’s time to order more heating oil.

The gauge is usually located on top of the tank. It’s a clear glass or plastic tube marked with numbers that look like the gas gauge in your car: F, ¾, ½, ¼. A red marker or float indicates how much fuel is left in your tank. If the float is at or near the bottom of the gauge, or not visible at all, your tank is empty or almost empty. Contact us right away to schedule an emergency delivery.
If outdoor temperatures average 32˚ Fahrenheit over a 24-hour period, a 2,500-square-foot house uses about seven gallons of heating oil. If you let your 275-gallon heating oil tank (the size of most residential oil tanks) get down to 25% full, you have enough heating oil for perhaps a week.

It might take a few days for us to get a delivery to your home. Thus, it is essential that you request a delivery before your tank gauge falls below ¼ full.

What happens if I run out of heating oil?

If you run out of heating oil, your heating system will shut down and your home will quickly become cold. If this goes on for too long, your pipes may freeze and burst.

A heating oil run-out may also harm your furnace or boiler. Sludge may be pulled from the bottom of your heating oil tank, which might clog the oil filter and damage the oil line. You may also have to pay for the oil line bleeding and filter replacement in addition to the emergency heating oil delivery fee.

Automatic Delivery makes having heating oil worry-free!

We use the most up-to-date technology in conjunction with a tried-and-true approach of calculation to accurately predict when you will require more heating oil. Your heating oil usage history, real-time temperatures, and weather patterns are all taken into account, and our computer algorithms determine when your tank will be 30% empty based on these factors.

That information is used to schedule your heating oil delivery, ensuring that you have a full tank before your supply runs out. Your work is done! No more climbing down to the basement or going outside in the cold and snow to check your tank gauge. There will be no need to contact us with a delivery request anymore. There will be no more worry if you forgot to check your tank gauge.

Automatic Delivery is based on your prior fuel consumption, so it is vital that you notify us of anything that will change how much oil you use. Examples of this include:

Contact us to become a Hometowne Energy Automatic Delivery customer for easy heating oil delivery!