Can I Put Diesel Fuel in My Home Heating Oil Tank?

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With families at home and a blizzardy winter storm ahead, running out of heating oil is about as bad as it gets. You can’t wait for the next heating oil delivery, especially when it compromises your family’s safety and well-being. Diesel fuel may be the perfect substitute in this situation.

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Everything You Should Know About Heating Oil Additives

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An oil tank is a crucial part of the heating system for oil-heat users. People frequently question how to maintain the integrity of their oil tanks and home heating fuel. Most people are familiar with heating oil additives, and some of them already use them. Read this article to explore more on oil additives.

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Get A Wi-Fi Thermostat For Your Oil-Heated Home

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Energy used for cooling and heating consumes an average of 50% of the total usage in households in the United States. The thermostat you choose impacts your energy consumption and the operational efficiency of your heating oil system. To improve your furnace or boiler operations, consider a Wi-Fi thermostat.

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How to Read Your Heating Oil Tank Gauge

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Those who have oil-fired heating systems at home do have to ensure that their tanks are large enough to meet household demand. They also have to routinely check the levels of remaining fuel oil in their tanks by using their heating oil tank gauge. This article discusses how to read your oil tank gauge properly.

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Why Purchasing Your Heating Oil In Summer Is The Best Choice

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Heating oil isn’t something that people generally think about in summer. However, this is actually the best time to start thinking about it. For example, your boiler isn’t doing much, giving you ample opportunity to prepare for the upcoming season. This article shares a few summer heating oil tips to put to use right now.

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Oil Tank Condensation: What You Need To Know

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Oil heating systems depend on the fuel stored in oil tanks. It is a great setup, but it is certainly not flawless. There are situations where water may seep inside of a heating oil tank and wreak havoc. It happens all the time but, fortunately, homeowners have several options for prevention.

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What Size Oil Tank Do I Need For My Home?

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If your tank is old and it is time for an oil tank replacement, you might question whether you need to purchase a different heating oil tank size. You need to ascertain if your existing tank size is ideal for your home’s heating oil requirements. This article discusses more on this topic.

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What Happens When The Furnace Runs Out Of Oil?

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Homeowners who choose cash-on-delivery or will-call heating oil delivery will have to carefully monitor their oil tank levels. They will need to schedule an oil delivery when their heating oil tanks are approximately 30 percent full. However, what happens if you get so busy that you run out of oil?

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What Is That Whistling Sound During An Oil Delivery?

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If you are new to using heating oil, you might not understand the nuances that occur during an oil delivery. For example, you probably heard a whistling sound coming from your oil tank as it is being filled. In this article, we discuss what that whistling sound is and why it is so important.

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What Is #2 Heating Oil?

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There are several kinds of heating oil, and each has its own applications and attributes. Among some of the more common heating oils are #1 heating oil, kerosene, diesel, and #2 heating oil. This last is easily the most important for meeting the heating needs of residential properties.

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