Benefits Refresher: Why Automatic Delivery Plans Are Best

With the spring season on its way in, we thought it would be the perfect time to offer you a refresher on the many benefits of subscribing to an automatic delivery plan for home heating fuel.

How Automatic Delivery Works

With an automatic delivery plan, the provider calculates individual homeowners’ fuel consumption based on the weather and usage patterns. Deliveries are automatically scheduled when the amount of fuel in the tank reaches a predetermined level, usually 25 percent.

Several factors to determine when a delivery is needed are used. These include the efficiency of a burner, the size of the tank, past fuel usage, and “degree days.” For every degree that the outdoor temperature falls below 65 degrees Fahrenheit, it is considered a one-degree day. The number of degree days, combined with other factors, allow the company to determine when a delivery is needed.

Advantages of Enrolling in an Automatic Delivery Plan

family in the kitchenWith a “will call” system, homeowners are responsible for monitoring the amount of oil remaining in a tank and calling to schedule a delivery. The drawback is that with all the demands of work and family life, it can be easy to forget to check the tank and then to run out of oil, or to realize that the tank is dangerously low and having to wait a few days or pay extra for an emergency delivery, can be avoided.

Cold temperatures will return before you know it. There is no worse nightmare than running out of oil in the middle of a snowstorm. With an automatic delivery plan, you can have peace of mind knowing that your family will never face that predicament.

You will be able to rest assured that you will never need to worry about running out of oil or propane and you won’t need to remember to check your tank levels, make a phone call, and arrange to have someone home at the time of delivery.

Enroll in an Automatic Oil Delivery Plan

Arbor Energy offers automatic home delivery across Connecticut. Enrolling in a plan can give you peace of mind and help you avoid getting stuck without heating. After receiving a few deliveries, we will be able to predict your future usage within a few gallons. You can enroll in an automatic oil delivery plan at no additional charge. Contact Arbor Energy today to learn more and to sign up for automatic delivery so you will always be prepared.