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How to Read Your Heating Oil Tank Gauge

If you’re a new heating oil user in Massachusetts, during the cold months of the year, you’ll depend on your oil tank to supply the fuel needed to keep you and your family warm. As a new oil tank owner, the first thing you need to do is learn how to read your heating oil tank gauge. You may be thinking monitoring your tank gauge sounds complicated, but don’t worry. It’s pretty simple. Continue reading this blog post from Bay State Fuel Oil to learn more about reading your oil tank gauge.


How to Read Your Fuel Tank Gauge

Be sure to get familiar and comfortable with your oil tank and how to determine when you need a heating fuel delivery. Below are some steps to follow when monitoring your oil tank:

  1. Visit your fuel tank. Most oil tanks are inside basements, but some are outside.
  2. Check the site glass on top of the tank.
  3. Order a heating oil refill at 25% full.

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How to Avoid a Fuel Emergency in Western MA

Checking your fuel levels routinely so that it becomes a habit is a great idea. Be sure to take weather into account when planning your deliveries as well—heavy storms and extremely cold weather can make heating systems run longer and make roads impassable—a combination that could cause a fuel emergency. If bad weather is in the forecast, please be sure to place your order in enough time to get a refill. Otherwise, you risk running out.


Simplify Fuel Ordering

The easiest possible way to decrease your chance of a fuel runout is by enrolling in Bay State’s automatic oil delivery service. Automatic delivery takes out the human error that anyone can make when monitoring their own fuel tank levels and allows the experts at Bay State to manage your deliveries. We will ensure that your tank always has enough fuel to keep you and your family safe and warm. Get in touch for any questions or to place your next heating oil delivery!