Premium Fuel Formulation & Bioheat
We deliver the highest quality fuel. We help customers tap into a clean, renewable fuel supply with our Bioheat® Premium Fuel Formulation, which is a blend of traditional heating oil and biofuel made from natural sources. We treat every gallon of our fuel with a specially formulated additive package that cleans the equipment and promotes efficient operation.
We first began providing Bioheat in 2006. In virtually every instance, BioHeat® has proven to be better at achieving cleaner and improved combustion for your heating system than the use of conventional heating oil alone. Additionally it will:
Automatic DeliveryCustomers who have insisted on ordering fuel one delivery at a time with other dealers find themselves comfortable with our automatic delivery service, because our pricing is fair and consistent. Worries about unexpected price hikes are a thing of the past. Customers are free to lock in their price at their own convenience and to take advantage of our straightforward discount options, which reward customer loyalty and prompt payment.
What Is a 'Degree Day?'A "degree day" is a measure of heating or cooling that we use to calculate the amount of oil remaining in a customer's tank. Here is a simple explanation of how we use Degree Day and K factor to track fuel usage.
In the oil delivery business calendar days mean nothing in terms of calculating the deliveries, and a Degree Day means everything. As an example if on a winter day the high temperature is 30 degrees and the low temperature is 0 degrees the average temperature would be 15 degrees. You would subtract 15 from 65 (the temperature above which no heat is needed) you come up with 50, which means during that day 50 degree days have elapsed.
In our case the actual degree days are calculated by a sophisticated "degree day clock" at our office which takes into consideration all the factors that affect degree days, such as the actual number of hours at any given temperature. Should their be a period of inconsistent consumption, we can install a VisiTank system as additional protection.
Based on past deliveries every customer has a K factor, this is the number of degree days which elapse for every gallon of oil your burner consumes. For instance if you took the above example of 50 degree days over 24 hours and the house had a K factor of 6, you would use 8.3 gallons of oil during that period. If your house had a K factor of 10 you would use 5 gallons during the same period. If your house had a K factor of 1 you would burn 50 gallons that day. The higher the K factor the less oil you consume. Our area typically has somewhere around 6,000 degree days per year, so the house with a K factor of 6 should use about 1,000 gallons per year. Likewise a house with a K factor of 10 would use about 600 gallons per year, and the house with a K factor of 1 would use about 6,000 per year.
Oil ContractOur customers enjoy an exceptional degree of control over fuel prices. We offer the freedom to lock in a price for the heating season whenever you choose. You can access our online order form at any time to arrange a price lock or simply call the office. Automatic price discounts are available for pre-buying your supply (25 cents off every gallon), authorizing automatic deductions from your checking account (15 cents off every gallon), or paying your bill promptly by cash or check (7 cents off every gallon.)
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Tank SureOilheat customers may worry about an older oil tank, because they have no way of knowing its condition or when they should replace it. We eliminate those concerns with our TankSure program, which provides ultrasonic testing of the tank walls and up to $1,000 credit towards tank replacement.
VisiTank MonitoringIn the event of inconsistent consumption, Servco can install a VisiTank® system, which provides remote monitoring of your oil tank and oil burner. The threat of fuel run-outs and frozen pipes is virtually eliminated, because VisiTank alerts our office if the supply runs low or the burner fails. If you travel during winter, VisiTank can help you relax on the road, knowing that we will be alerted to any potential problem.
Wireless Temperature SensorsIf your home is sometimes unoccupied, for an additional layer of protection, we can install wireless temperature sensors in one or more rooms. VisiTank system will send an alert if the temperature drops below a predetermined minimum. A central alarm unit alerts our office so we can investigate immediately and resolve the problem. It's an easy, affordable way to protect an unoccupied home from burst pipes and other weather-related damage.