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How to Read Your Oil Tank Gauge

Winter is coming and homeowners in Massachusetts are ordering oil to stay warm. As you settle into the routine of the cold season, remember that checking your fuel oil tank is something you should do regularly, especially as we all spend extra time at home. More household members spending more time at home means using heating fuel more than normal! Use this quick guide from PayLessforOil.com to make sure you know how to properly read your fuel oil tank gauge.

Find Out When It’s Time to Order Heating Oil in MA or CT

Checking your oil tank is a simple task that is easy to work into your regular chores. In fact, it’s much easier than the other daily things you have to take care of, like laundry, dishwashing, etc. Here’s how to read your fuel oil tank gauge:

  1. Visit your oil tank. Most oil tanks are located in the basement. Some homes have outdoor oil tanks.
  2. Find the sight glass on your tank. Oil tanks most often have a sight glass on the top, but it could also be on the side of your tank.
  3. Read the sight glass like the gas gauge on your car: F, ¾, ½, ¼, E.

We recommend that you order heating oil when your tank gauge reads above ¼ full. That way you’ll have plenty of fuel to last you between the time that you order oil online and the time that your heating oil is delivered. It’s also a good idea to order oil in advance of predicted winter weather.


Avoid Running Out of Heating Oil This Winter

It’s a good idea to check your oil tank gauge regularly so that it becomes a habit, like washing those dishes at the end of the night or tossing in a load of laundry. It’s a habit that can save you major time and money down the road! Running out of heating oil is an unnecessary safety risk that can not only leave your family cold, but can also cause major damage to your heating equipment and property. Heat loss can lead to burst or frozen pipes and the expense of losing belongings and cleanup. Making a habit of checking your heating oil tank is a simple way to avoid that mess and stress altogether.


We Make It Easy to Order Heating Oil in Massachusetts & Connecticut

PayLessforOil.com is the area’s top discount heating oil delivery company for many reasons. In the middle of winter, our customers especially love that we make ordering heating oil so simple. All you have to do is log into your account on PayLessforOil.com or the new PayLessforOil mobile app. We save your information and keep your payment secure. Not to mention, we offer the best heating oil prices around.

What are you waiting for? Check your fuel oil tank gauge today and if it’s time to order oil, you know what to do. Visit PayLessforOil.com to order heating oil now!