Heating Oil

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How Does Oil Heating System Work?

January 9, 2023

Homeowners that use oil-heat enjoy the various benefits that come with it. Oil heating systems offer a clean burn and a lifespan that’s twice as long as other fuel systems. They are very efficient, cost-effective, and boast high AFUE ratings. This article answers a common question, “How does an oil heating system work?”.

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What Do Heating Oil Additives Do?

December 12, 2022

Homes that utilize oil for home heating are equipped with an oil tank, a crucial part of the system. Therefore, most homeowners have an interest in solutions that keep their tanks in good shape. With this, most oil-heat users either use or have at least heard of heating oil additives.

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Can I Put Diesel Fuel in My Home Heating Oil Tank?

November 21, 2022

Going without heat at the peak of the winter season is dangerous. Running out of fuel oil, however, is a reality that many face during this time. In this predicament, your family’s safety is a priority. Diesel fuel may be what you need for warmth, but it isn’t a simple fill-and-go process.

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How to Read Your Home Heating Oil Tank Gauge

November 14, 2022

Homes with heating oil systems are prepared to take on winter. Since these systems store fuel in their own tank, they do not rely on a continuous flow from outside sources. That being said, homeowners should regularly check the remaining fuel in their oil tanks to give themselves enough time to schedule a delivery.

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Home Heating Oil: Top Tips For Summer

August 1, 2022

Heating oil might not be on your mind during summer. However, this season is the perfect time to think about it. For example, the boiler is idle, so take the opportunity to address different components of the heating system. This article discusses some heating oil tips you can perform during the summer season.

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The Best Ways To Prevent Running Out Of Heating Fuel This Winter

January 3, 2022

When the heating oil tank is about 30% full, then it is time to call for an oil delivery. However, many homeowners forget and run out before they realize it. This article shares various strategies that will call oil-heat homeowners can use to prevent this from happening in the first place.

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How Much Heating Oil Will I Use A Day?

November 1, 2021

When you know how much heating oil you need daily, you can determine if the amount you have is enough to last you for most of the winter. This also gives you the ability to budget accordingly. This article discusses some of the factors that affect your household’s heating oil consumption.

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What Size Oil Tank Do I Need For My Home?

January 25, 2021

If you are due for a heating oil tank replacement, you might be wondering if you need to buy a different size. After all, you will need to determine if your current oil tank size truly fits your oil consumption needs. In this article, we discuss what factors to consider.

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What Is That Whistling Sound That Happens During An Oil Delivery?

January 18, 2021

Those who are new to oil heat typically wonder why there is a whistling sound that takes place during an oil delivery. The whistling sound is normal and should not be a cause for concern. This article will discuss what this sound is and why it is essential for your heating oil unit.

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What Happens When The Furnace Runs Out Of Oil?

November 23, 2020

If you use will call oil delivery service, give McAllister Energy a call when your heating oil tank is 30% full. However, if you get caught up in life’s events and forget to call us for a refill, what should you do? What happens when the furnace runs out of oil?