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Top Things to Do When You Run Out of Heating Oil

It’s Friday night and you’re finally home from a long work-week. You hop in the shower, turn the handle to ‘HOT’, and wait to welcome the warmth. Shocked by a stream of ice cold water you instantly jump out and check the heat. Much colder than usual. You must be out of fuel. Thinking back to the local forecast, you remember that this weekend is going to be unseasonably cold. The last thing you want is to be caught in the cold this winter due to a lack of fuel or an empty oil tank! But, what should you do? Keep reading this blog post to learn about the top things you need to do when you think you are out of heating oil.

What To Do If You’ve Run Out Of Heating Oil in MA or CT

  • Confirm You Are Out Of OilPayless For Oil Blog1

Problems with the oil storage tank or heating system may be the real reason why your heat has stopped working, not an empty oil tank. Make sure to take the right measures to check your heating equipment by calling an HVAC professional to come to check out the issue. This will help identify the source and avoid unwanted costs.

  • Order A Heating Oil Delivery

Once you have confirmed that your oil tank is, in fact, empty, the best thing you can do is to call your fuel service provider to order more fuel. Request either a small batch of oil or an emergency oil delivery depending on the severity of the situation.

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What Can Happen If Your Oil Tank Runs Out

Running out of heating oil can cause the furnace to build up sludge which clogs the filter and prevents the heating system from working properly. Sludge occurs when too much dirt, dust, or grime settles in your oil tank, typically at the bottom. We suggest calling a professional heat technician to bleed the system afterwards, as errors during this process can lead to further complications and rack up unnecessary costs to fix them.

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Tips To Prevent Running Out Of Heating Oil in Western MA & Northern CT:Payless For Oil Blog2

  • Have an oil tank monitor installed to track the level of heating oil in your tank
  • Have oil tank security measures installed to prevent oil theft.
  • Don’t leave ordering your heating oil until the last minute.
  • Plan ahead and order when you have at least ¼ of the oil tank left.
  • Take part in a monthly payment plan so that you budget money each month for heating oil. That way you won’t be waiting last minute to replenish your tank and you will be sure your wallet allows for it too!

Order an Oil Refill from

When it comes time for you to order your next heating oil delivery in the Westfield, MA area, consider We perform fast and reliable oil deliveries, with a 2-day guarantee and only the highest quality fuel. We provide a triple blend fuel to offer ultimate value for our customers. Our blend combines ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO), biodiesel, and our proprietary fuel additive.

When you’re ready to order oil, get your free price quote on our website and place an order for delivery in the same place. We are the trusted fuel oil delivery supplier in the Western MA and Northern CT region. Are you interested in creating a professional relationship that will unlock low oil pricing and reliable delivery of the highest-quality fuel? Become a customer of today for the best fuel services around.

Already a customer? Thank you! We’d like to quickly remind you to get ahead of the rush and place your fuel oil delivery. Don’t forget to download our mobile app for iPhone or Android, too—you can log in to reorder in seconds. We look forward to delivering affordable, low-carbon, eco-friendly fuel to keep your Massachusetts or Connecticut property safe and warm.



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