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How Do I Keep from Running out of Heating Oil?

Running out of heating oil

Life can get pretty busy this time of year, with school, work, and family responsibilities all taking up space in your mind and day planner. With all that activity on the go, it’s easy for some important tasks to slip through the cracks – like checking the gauge in your heating oil tank, for instance. When a sudden cold snap arrives, you could find yourself on the wrong end of a no-heat emergency, which is never a fun experience.

It can also be an expensive experience: For one thing, heating oil prices are often highest when demand rises, so you’ll pay more to fill your tank; you’ll also have to pay a premium for an emergency service call and fuel delivery rather than a simple fill-up. A fuel run-out could even cause problems with your fuel lines as thick sludge from the bottom of your heating oil tank dislodges and starts to circulate through your system.

The takeaway here is that it’s a really good idea to avoid running out of heating oil. But how do you do it?

Here are four suggestions:

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