There are many things to consider when it comes to choosing an oil company to take care of oil services in your home. This company will be in charge of caring for your heating system, an essential part of your home during the cold months. Here are some tips from the experts at Arlex Oil on what to look for when choosing an oil company for your home.

Preventative Maintenance/ Inspection

Before performing any services, your oil company should be inspecting your heating system. This way, they are able to get ahead and fix any problem that may arise. It is very expensive to heat your home, make sure your unit is in the best possible care.

Reliability and Customer Support

A quality oil company will be readily available to you 24/7. Heating your home is especially important and not something to be messed around with. Even if it is the day after service was done, if there is something wrong, your oil company should be reliable to you at all times. Make sure to ask yourself, are they available to me no matter the weather? No matter the time of day? If yes, you are on the right track!


When going over prices, make sure the number they are giving you is in line with the market price. It would be efficient to research the current prices beforehand. Once you know the market price, you can compare company prices side by side. Be sure to include each provider’s additional fees and prices when comparing, each company could have different wording.

Check Client Reviews

When conducting oil company research, you should be looking for past customer reviews. Loyal customers who have received excellent service in the past will always leave a good review. These are helpful because though a company may not be transparent, their customers will be! Many companies will have testimonials linked right on their website, that is a good sign.

Compile a list of your priorities; when you find a company that checks off all your boxes, you should be good to go. If you have any questions or concerns about choosing an oil company for your home, give Arlex Oil a call today at (781) 862-3400.