How To Read an Oil Tank Gauge

Automatic Delivery Takes the Worry Out of Heating Oil!

heating oil gauge new yorkIf you’re a Rinker Oil and Propane heating oil customer who has chosen Will-Call for your heating oil delivery, then checking your tank’s fuel level frequently is key. Doing this allows you to tell when it is time to order more heating oil before you run out.

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?

Your heating system will automatically shut off when you use up all your heating oil. Soon after, your house will become cold. If that goes on for too long, your pipes may freeze and burst.

If you have a heating oil run-out, it could also damage your furnace or boiler. The sludge at the bottom of your tank may be pulled into the filter and clog it, which will also 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 simple!

We use the most up-to-date technology and a tried-and-true approach of calculation to correctly predict when you will require more heating oil. Our computer algorithms will take into account your heating oil usage history, the current temperatures, and any weather patterns to calculate when your tank will be 30% full.

This enables us to see when your heating oil is running low, so we can plan your next delivery and ensure that you won’t run out. Your work is done! With this new system, you won’t have to go outside in the cold and snow or down to your basement to check your tank gauge. You also won’t need to contact us for a delivery request anymore or worry about forgetting to check your tank gauge.

We base Automatic Delivery partially on your past fuel consumption, so it’s important to tell us about anything that will change how much heating oil you use. Examples of this include:

Contact us to become a Rinker Oil and Propane Automatic Delivery customer for easy heating oil delivery!