Is Summer the Best Time to Schedule Your Heating Oil Delivery?

summer oil deliveryAs the heat of summer arrives on Long Island, the thought of heating oil is far from the minds of many, but the economical often say it’s the best time to buy it. Does this folk wisdom still hold true, or have market fluctuations changed the equation? Let’s break it down a bit.

What Month Is Heating Oil the Cheapest?

Like many things, it all comes down to supply and demand. The cost of heating oil and heating oil delivery depends on the time of year because the cost fluctuates throughout the year due to demand levels from consumers. In times of low demand, the price drops, making the summer the best time to get oil. Oil is usually at its least expensive prices between April and September.

Is It a Good Time to Buy Heating Oil?

Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine global heating oil prices have risen sharply. The current market price of heating oil is high, and it is quite likely to remain so for at least a couple of months, and it could go higher once temperatures drop. For these reasons along with saving time, money, and fuel, you should consider getting your heating oil delivered in the summer. Check your tank and place an order now in case that trend continues.

Should You Keep Your Oil Tank Full in Summer?

Yes, it is advisable to keep your tank at least half-full (preferably more) during the warmer part of the year. Empty space in your tank is space that allows condensation to form. The heat and humidity of the day followed by cooler nights is prime for creating condensation which drips down into the bottom of the tank because it is denser than heating oil. Over time, this breeds bacteria and creates sediment that can create problems with your oil tank. This sludge, as it is known, can clog your fuel lines and sometimes even cause your heating system to shut down.

If you keep your oil tank full during the summer, it prevents this condensation from having a place to form and corrode the tank from the inside. As you can see, condensation is at the root of multiple issues.

Tragar Express Is Long Island’s Trusted C.O.D. Heating Oil Provider

Well known and trusted on Long Island, Tragar Express specializes in providing 5-star service and the best pricing in the area for residential heating oil. Take advantage of our online C.O.D. (Call On Demand) heating oil delivery service.

You’ll get big savings as we pass on our savings directly to our customers! You can even arrange for oil delivery on 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!