How Are Automatic Delivery Schedules Calculated?

If you’re one of the many homeowners and business owners who rely on automatic fuel delivery to heat your home, you may have wondered how we know when to refill your tank with fuel. After all, don’t all homes use fuel at a different rate depending on heating preferences and home size? Plus, oil storage tank sizes differ, as can insulation, and heating system efficiency. Fortunately for local Rhode Island residents, we have technology and experience on our side when it comes to crafting strategic and effective heating fuel oil delivery routes. Here’s how we calculate when to make your automatic fuel delivery.

Degree-Day Technology

We utilize degree-day technology, which is a measure of how warm or cold a location is. The technology compares the average daily outdoor temperature for a state or town to a standard 65-degree temperature. The bigger the difference between the two, the higher the number of degree days. Higher quantities of degree days typically result in higher levels of energy use for home heating equipment.

We collect degree-day data from a variety of reliable sources and use it to craft a customized delivery schedule just for you.

We Know Your Property

If you’ve been a customer of ours for any length of time, we understand your heating habits and the efficiency of your equipment. All of these data are taken into account when we create your personalized automatic delivery schedule. The best part about this service is that it is available at no extra cost, simply being included in your daily delivery price. That’s another reason why Hope Energy’s high-quality Bioheat® fuel with Heatdoc additive provides an outstanding value for your dollar.

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Interested in Signing up for Automatic Fuel Delivery?

If you’d like to put Hope Energy’s degree-day technology and knowledge of your home heating needs to the test, we encourage you to get in touch with our team. We’ll sign you up for automatic heating fuel oil delivery, then you can kick back and relax knowing that your fuel supply is in the hands of experts.

While it is possible that circumstances outside of our control (impassable roads, extreme winter weather, etc.) can affect our automatic delivery routes, this program provides you with a significantly reduced risk of an oil runout compared to will-call ordering. Not to mention, you’ll no longer have to worry about checking your oil gauge or placing delivery requests so frequently during the chilly months. Call today to learn more or enroll in auto delivery!