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When it comes to heating your house, you can never be too cautious. They say you should always feel cozy in the comfort of your own home, but its certainly hard to do so when you are wearing two sweatshirts, a hat, and gloves just to watch TV. When purchasing oil, people are presented with two main options; using an automatic delivery service and using will call. Here are some commons questions to ask yourself when deciding.

What is Automatic Delivery?

Automatic delivery is essentially a system that estimates how much oil you use. It takes into account a variety of different factors including burner efficiency, previous oil usage, and tank size to come up with a number that signifies the amount of “degree days” you have. Degree days are days where the temperature drops below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. When the average daily temperature falls below 65, a computer begins to factor in your oil usage. For example, if the average daily temperature is 45 degrees Fahrenheit, then you’ve used 20 Degree Days. Based on the aforementioned factors, the computer will calculate how many degree days you get based on how cold it is and project when the optimal time to refill your tank is. The term “automatic delivery” is self-explanatory, since your provider will come and fill up your tank automatically, giving you the peace of mind that you don’t have to keeping checking it.

What is Will Call Service?

Will call service is simple on the surface but requires more leg work. With will call, you monitor your oil tanks usage and decide when you believe the time is right to refill your tank. There is nothing wrong with choosing this route, but many people over time forget to check their tank level and next thing they know they are left without oil until further notice.

When Do I Get My Oil?

If you partake in automatic delivery service, you will mostly like see your tank filled anytime it gets lower than 25%. With the majority of your heat being used in the winter time, the 25% mark gives you provider plenty of time to fill it before it is completely empty, especially during snowstorms and blizzards.

Which Option is Better?

Although the answer may differ for each individual, using an automatic delivery service is simple and takes away any chance of your home running out of oil. Customers bare slim to none of the burden, as they don’t even have to pick up the phone and call to get their oil delivered. You can sit back, relax, and know that you’ll never need to wear three layers of clothes inside again.

Arlex Oil

Arlex Oil prides itself on being your go to automatic delivery service in the Massachusetts area. With just a quick call, you can get the Arlex treatment and set up your oil delivery service in no time! Check out our website to find out more about Arlex oil delivery and the variety of other services we offer or give us a call at (781) 862-3400.