Do You Need a Heating Oil Home Delivery in Spring?

Posted: April 22, 2024

Keeping your heating oil tank filled in the warm months is a smart idea.

heating oil Greenwich, NY You can breathe a sigh of relief that we’ve made it past another winter in the Northeast. Although this winter was relatively mild, your home’s boiler or furnace probably worked extra hard through a few frigid weeks, keeping you and your loved ones warm and safe.

Now that we’re well into spring in Greenwich and throughout the New York Capital region, it’s worth looking at your heating oil levels. Your heating system probably won’t be needed for several months, but it’s a good idea to keep a filled heating oil tank, nonetheless. Main-Care Energy can help you out with that and other spring HVAC work.

Why should you arrange a spring heating oil delivery?

If your heating oil tank gauge is at ¼ or lower, we strongly recommend that you arrange a fuel delivery. Empty space can lead to condensation inside your oil tank during warm months. This moisture settles at the bottom of your tank, separated from the heating oil. There, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and sediment. Soon, you could have sludge clogging your fuel lines and corrosion in your tank. You might end up calling Main-Care Energy for a heating system repair or a premature tank replacement.

Arranging a heating oil delivery is a simple way to prevent condensation and extend the life of your storage tank.

Will the heating oil “go bad” before next winter?

We sometimes speak to customers worried that their heating oil will lose combustibility or otherwise “go bad” while sitting unused in a tank. Rest assured, your fuel will be ready to go when you need it again in the winter.

Heating oil’s shelf life is between 18 and 24 months. For comparison, unleaded gasoline starts to lose combustibility after three to six months. Filling your heating oil tank now just means you’re ahead of the game for next winter.

How else can you take care of your heating system this spring?

Have you arranged an annual tune-up for your heating equipment yet? Spring is an excellent time to do that. If your manufacturer’s warranty still covers your heating system, you are likely required to arrange this service to keep the coverage in effect. Similarly, it’s a good idea to have a professional technician from Main-Care Energy look at your furnace or boiler after the heating season to clean, calibrate and test it, plus attend to any lingering issues that could cause a breakdown later on.

If your heating system is covered by one of our Home Protection Plans, your annual maintenance is already paid for. All you need to do is schedule it.

Don’t worry — your tune-up won’t “wear off” between now and the arrival of winter. Your heating equipment will be ready to go on the other side of summer!

Want to experience Main-Care Energy’s renowned 360° of Service? Reach out to us today to request service or arrange a heating oil delivery.