How To Be Ready For An Oil Delivery
Written on: January 4, 2023
Help OSI Comfort Specialists fill your heating oil tank quickly and safely
Snowfall and frigid nights were a lot of fun when we were kids. Whether it meant sledding, snowball fights or a canceled school day, there was nothing not to love about this time of year.
As adults, it’s more of a mixed bag. Our customers in Queens and Long Island have to do a lot of shoveling and sidewalk salting when there’s snow or freezing rain. At OSI Comfort Specialists, winter also brings more heating oil deliveries — and more challenges getting them done.
If you have a heating oil delivery scheduled, there are five simple things you can do to prepare. These easy actions will ensure that you get your fuel quickly and safely and that our drivers can stay on schedule.
Ensure your house number is visible
Winter weather and early sunsets can pose a challenge for delivery drivers trying to locate your home. To make it easier on them (and to avoid delays in receiving your fuel), ensure your address is visible and turn on an outdoor light.
Unlock your gate
If you have a fence surrounding your property and our truck has to park next to it to fill up your tank, please remember to unlock the gate or have someone open it for us. And make sure your pets are safely indoors when the gate is open.
Make sure your fill pipe is clear
To make our driver’s job easier and quicker, establish a clear route to your fill pipe by removing any obstacles such as snow, ice, foliage, or debris. It will make it much simpler for our team member to affix the hose.
Shovel and salt your driveway
We know that shoveling snow from a driveway can be a strenuous task, but an oil delivery truck needs a nine- to 10-foot-wide clear path to maneuver. And if your driveway is on an incline, our driver must be able to safely secure tire wedges, which prevent the truck from rolling back.
It’s so important to have the driveway cleared of snow and salted before the delivery truck arrives. Also, consider marking the borders of your driveway in case snow has covered them.
Enroll in Automatic Delivery
The winter season is a busy time for homeowners and home energy companies alike. That’s why we suggest enrolling in our no-stress Automatic Delivery service. Our computerized system uses your past fuel usage and current weather conditions to determine when you’ll need a heating oil delivery.
With Automatic Delivery, you never need to remember to check your tank levels, and you don’t need to worry about running out!
Having customers on Automatic Delivery is also very helpful to the OSI Comfort Specialists team. It helps us plan ahead for deliveries and ensure that everyone stays warm!
These five simple steps will make a world of difference in getting your heating oil quickly, safely and efficiently.
Interesting in enrolling in Automatic Delivery? Contact our team today!