Time to Prepare for Your Heating Oil Delivery

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If your home is heated by oil, then you must concern yourself with keeping the tank full. When faced with severe winter weather, this can be even more challenging. Nevertheless, preparing your home for a heating oil delivery is important. The simplest part of this process is making sure that it’s easy for the delivery driver to reach your home. There are several steps that you should take when carrying out heating oil delivery preparation.

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How To Prepare For Your Heating Oil Delivery

In this article, we discuss what to consider when preparing your home for an oil delivery. This way, you can ensure that you receive the oil that you need to stay warm while keeping your delivery driver safe.

Make Sure Your House Number Is Visible

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It’s important for the heating oil delivery driver to be able to easily find your home. For this, you’ll want to make sure that you have your house number clearly displayed. Doing so ensures that they can get to your home without any issues. When your number isn’t visible it may result in your heating oil delivery being delayed.

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Make Sure Your Intake Pipe Is Easily Accessible

Sometimes you may have gates surrounding the access point to your intake pipe. When this happens you’ll want to make sure that the gates are left open. If you can’t leave them open, at least make sure that they’re easy for your driver to open. This is important because if you keep your gates locked, you can pretty much guarantee that your delivery will not take place and you’ll have to reschedule it. Pay special attention to this when nobody is going to be home when you’ve scheduled your delivery to arrive.

There are also times when your fill pipe may not be inside of a locked driveway gate but you may still have a fence around your yard and own a dog. In this case, you’ll want to make sure that your dog isn’t out in the yard alone at the time when the driver is scheduled to arrive. If at all possible, you’ll want to make sure that the fencing doesn’t surround the fill pipe. This will help to ensure that there aren’t any access issues whatsoever.

Make Sure There Is No Debris In Or Around The Area

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When your delivery driver does show up, they’ll need direct access to your intake pipe. For this reason, you should make sure that it’s clear of all debris. Remember, your provider must drag a large hose to your intake pipe. This hose will need to be able to travel through the area both easily and safely. With this in mind, you’ll want to make sure that there are no obstructions or hazards like rocks or tree branches along the walkway that passes from your driveway or the street to your inlet. Sometimes this inlet may be surrounded by bushes. You’ll want to make sure that you keep these trimmed too so that it’s easy to access your inlet point.

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Multiple Fill Pipes

If you have multiple fill pipes, be sure to mark the one that is attached to the tank you want to fill. (By law, fill pipes that are not attached to a viable tank must be permanently sealed.)

Make Sure You Remove Ice And Snow

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You want to make sure that your oil delivery driver can do their job safely. There are times when a driver will notice that there are hazards on your premises and choose not to deliver that day so you’ll need to reschedule. This is why you want to shovel your driveway after the snow falls. Don’t make your delivery driver wade through sludge or climb over a snowbank to reach your inlet. Remember, there may be ice present on your walkways. You don’t want your delivery driver to accidentally slip and fall there either.

Vacant Houses

As a reminder, if you are planning to put your house on the market or it has become vacant, please let us know. We are happy to adjust your heating oil deliveries accordingly. Now is also a good time to make sure the phone numbers and email addresses we have on file are correct to ensure we are able to reach you in an emergency. If you are unsure, please call or use the Contact Us form on the website.

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By having your heating oil delivered on a routine basis you’ll be able to avoid the high cost of an emergency delivery. You’ll want to make sure that you follow these steps to remove all hazards from your yard and driveway to ensure that your provider can safely and easily reach your inlet.


Contact Tevis Energy For Your Home Heating Oil Needs

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Tevis Energy is a trustworthy HVAC company and heating oil delivery company that services central Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. Our company offers affordable and the most competitive heating oil prices in the area. Our goal is to provide you with excellent products and services. When you choose us to be your oil supplier, you can rest easy knowing that you will have correct and prompt heating oil deliveries at the best possible prices. Furthermore, we offer various heating oil delivery plans and financing options, as a way to customize your oil deliveries. Be sure to call us today to learn more.

Tevis Energy has certified and highly trained HVAC technicians to cater to all your heating and cooling needs. We guarantee that each of our techs has the experience, skills, and knowledge to provide excellent HVAC services. Our team can assist you with installations, repairs, maintenance, and much more. Our superior HVAC solutions always come at affordable costs.

Call us today to learn more about the products and services our company offers. We provide free, in-home estimates.

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