Should You Keep Your Oil Tank Full in the Summer?

filled heating oil tankThere’s a lot of uncertainty out there lately regarding the prices of a great number of things. With increasing inflation, prices going up at the pump, and rising energy costs, homeowners are looking for ways to save what they can, especially on Long Island, where things are already pretty expensive. In fact, this year, heating oil is more expensive than ever on Long Island.

You may be looking at your home energy costs and trying to find ways to save money in the long term. Many of us know that heating oil is cheaper in the warmer months as it’s not in as much demand as it is in the colder months.

So, would it be more cost-effective to order your heating oil during the off months when possible? Is it possible to not need any heating oil in the summer at all to save money as well?

Do You Need Heating Oil in the Summer?

There are a number of reasons why you would want heating oil during the warm summer months. As noted earlier, oil costs are higher in the colder months as demand is higher, so you’d be spending more money filling up your oil tank from the months of October through March. That should be enough reason to want to make sure you have plenty of heating oil during those summer months before the prices go up. This way, you aren’t spending money that you don’t have to in fall and early winter.

There are other reasons to make sure you get your heating oil over the summer as well. If your oil tank is empty for any length of time, you run the risk of condensation building up and causing damage to your tank over time.

Additionally, there could be leftover sediment after the oil is emptied from your tank. That leftover sediment could potentially be sucked through the pipes in your HVAC system and cause costly damage.

How Fast Does Heating Oil Evaporate?

While it may sound hard to believe, heating oil can actually evaporate from your tank. This only happens in very high temperatures, so you shouldn’t experience much of that outside of heatwaves and similar conditions. Additionally, the evaporation is not fast; you’ll be unlikely to lose a notable amount of heating oil through evaporation.

When Is the Best Time to Schedule Heating Oil Deliveries?

Everyone’s home, family size, and other factors can impact the amount of heating oil used and when it’s necessary to have oil deliveries. It’s important to work with trained professionals that can access your needs and can set up a schedule with you to keep your home comfortable and make sure your home heating isn’t something you have to worry about.

Tragar Express Is Long Island’s Trusted Heating Oil Provider

A trusted name on Long Island, Tragar Express provides 5-star service for our customers during and after business hours. We offer the best pricing in the area for residential heating oil. By ordering online and managing your own oil deliveries, our costs are significantly reduced, resulting in big savings for you! We can even get your oil delivered the same day if you order before 10am. Contact us online today or call us at (855) 426-3645 and start saving on your heating oil!