First, congratulations on your new home! Whether this is your first house or you’re a seasoned homeowner, this is an exciting time for you. If your new house has an oil furnace or a boiler, here are some important things to know:
Heating oil is one of the most cost-effective, efficient ways to heat your home.
Oil heat systems are safe and non-explosive.
The best way to keep your heating system running at peak efficiency is to have it cleaned and serviced annually. When you become a DollarWise customer, you can sign up for a service contract that will cover this important yearly appointment.
Don’t want to have to remember your oil delivery every month? It’s easy to make sure that you don’t run out of oil when you sign up for worry-free automatic delivery with our partner company, Hop Energy. With the HOP Energy automated delivery service, we use computer software to monitor your heating oil usage along with the weather to determine when your next delivery should be scheduled.
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Preventing Oil Leaks
Oil leaks are very costly. Did you know that most oil leaks occur at the copper oil supply line. What to watch out for and avoid:
Have an outside oil tank? Worried about a frozen oil line? One solution is installing a heated pump for your tank
Have you had an issue with your oil line freezing? This is the result of extreme cold and windy weather. During these conditions home heating oil gels, the viscosity of the oil changes, resulting in a no-flow/no-heat situation. Clearing the frozen oil line and filter to produce heat can be costly and potentially dangerous, and is not usually covered under a service plan.
A great preventative:
This efficient, low-voltage heater sits on top of your tank. New technology means that this heater actually heats the oil as it flows through the draw tube, before it gets to your heating system. This device turns on and off automatically based on the temperature. When oil isn’t being pumped it gives you the added protection of also heating the oil inside your tank.
To learn more, or to schedule an installation of a heated pump, call us at: 877-645-9473