How Long Does a Tank of Heating Oil Last on the South Shore?

Whether you’re a brand-new heating oil user or you’ve been relying on heating oil for years, you may have questions about your fuel usage on the Massachusetts South Shore. At Albert Culver, we make a concerted effort to be sure that our customers are always in the know and are never left in the dark with unanswered questions about their oil usage. We proudly deliver Bioheat® fuel, an affordable, efficient, more eco-friendly alternative to traditional heating oil that is used in your oil heat equipment with no expensive conversions or additional costs. Keep reading to learn how often you need to order fuel here on the South Shore, and what factors affect your oil usage.

Factors That Affect Your Oil Usage

One of your central questions about heating with oil may be how long your tank of oil will last. While there is no definitive answer to this inquiry, there are certain factors that will affect how quickly or slowly you use a tank of oil. Keep reading to learn the factors you should keep in mind when you’re burning heating oil for heat and appliances.

  • Your Home Heating Preference: The setting at which you keep your thermostat will determine how hard your heating system must work and thus how much oil it consumes. The lower your thermostat, the less oil you will use for heating.
  • The Number of People in Your Home: When there are additional people in your home—if you have family or other company visiting—you will burn through more oil than fewer people would need.
  • The Temperature Outside: The colder it is outside, the longer your heating system must work to keep your home warm. Remember that with cold snaps, you’ll burn more oil than usual.
  • The Size of Your Tank: The smaller your tank, the more refills you’ll notice are needed compared to having a larger tank.

As a rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to order heating oil before your tank gauge reads ¼ full. This practice helps to lessen the risk of a no-heat emergency while we work to get your delivery to you. If you’d like to take the hassle out of your home heating, Albert Culver is pleased to offer automatic fuel delivery for even more convenience.

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Get in Touch with Albert Culver for Reliable Heating Oil Delivery

These four factors will affect how quickly you go through a tank of oil, but there are things you can do to lower your energy usage, such as installing a programmable thermostat to take more control over your heating, insulating your windows with caulking and curtains to keep the heat in, and installing weather stripping around doors to prevent drafts. At Albert Culver, our priority is your comfort and budget. If you have any questions about your home heating oil usage, or if you’re ready for your first or next delivery, simply get in touch with us to place a delivery order. We’re always happy to hear from you.