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Heating oil run-out

How do I prevent a heating oil run-out?

If you own an oil-fired heating system, one challenge you might encounter is keeping track of how much heating oil is in your tank, especially during an unexpected cold snap. The truth is, when temperatures drop, you’ve got a lot on your mind – making sure your kids are safe, for example, or taking care of […]

What is a good temperature to set your thermostat?

About nine out of ten Americans say they rarely or never program their thermostat, according to a recent survey. If you’re a member of that majority, we have a suggestion that could save you a hundreds of dollars year after year: take a few minutes and get to know that little box on your wall. […]

Furnace heating

How efficient are fuel oil furnaces?

When it comes to choosing a way to heat your home, there are a number of reasons to choose a heating oil furnace. For one, an oil furnace can be installed anywhere – you don’t need to hook up to a pipeline like you do with natural gas. Oil is also safer than gas (natural […]

Busting five common heating oil myths

We Americans have been using oil to heat our homes since the 1930s – ever since the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company (now Honeywell – yes, that Honeywell) introduced the first oil-fired burners. But despite that long track record of providing reliable heat to (mostly Northeastern) American homes, misconceptions still exist about heating oil – thanks in large […]

How long does heating oil stay “fresh”?

Recently, we wrote about the importance of keeping your heating oil tank at least half full , even in the offseason (if your tank is near empty, now is the perfect time for a heating oil delivery). If you follow that advice, your heating oil will likely sit idle in the tank for at least […]

Carbon monoxide detector

Carbon monoxide safety reminders

If you live in a home that includes at least one appliance that burns fuel (a water heater, furnace, or boiler, for example), then you probably know how dangerous carbon monoxide can be. But do you know what causes a build-up of the potentially deadly gas – or what to do if someone living with you […]

Why you should always keep your heating oil tank at least half full

Heating oil tanks are pretty simple devices that require minimal maintenance to keep running at their best – but they do require you to do two things if you want them to run safely and reliably year after year. The first and most obvious of those two things is to have your tank inspected every […]

Help us with your heating oil deliveries this winter and early spring

Weather can be pretty unpredictable these days – here we are just weeks away from spring, but don’t forget that we got more than 20” of snow from a Nor’easter right around this time last year. Unpredictable weather keeps a heating oil delivery company like ours on its toes as our crews dig in to […]

Heart hands

Seven reasons to love Valley Oil

Valentine’s Day is on the way to the Hudson Valley, and love is in the air as we move just a bit closer to spring 2019. Need a heating oil company to love and believe in during the cold months ahead? Choose us! Here are seven great reasons to take a chance on Valley Oil […]

Reading your heating oil tank gauge

One of the simplest and most important tasks you have as the owner of an oil-fired heating system is reading your tank gauge. If you have never had to do it, it pays to learn now, before frigid temperatures settle into the Hudson Valley this winter. Here are some heating oil tank gauge-reading basics: Where […]