How Long Does A Heating Oil Delivery Take?

Written on: January 9, 2023

Automatic Delivery makes getting your heating oil easy!

heating oil new york If you’re new to heating your home with heating oil, Mazzola Oil is here for you!

We are known for dependable heating oil delivery, competitive pricing, and responsive, personal service that no big, national heating oil company can match. Today, we’ll help you learn about what’s involved with getting heating oil delivered to your Hudson Valley home.

Do I need to be home for a heating oil delivery?

If our heating oil delivery drivers can safely get to your heating oil tank fill pipe, you don’t need to be home when we make a delivery. It usually takes us less than 20 minutes to complete your delivery and be on our way.

However, if you are not going to be home, you need to make sure your fill pipe is accessible. Leave gates and fences unlocked. In winter, keep the driveway clear to 10 feet wide and make a safe path of at least one foot wide from the driveway to your fill pipe.

Whether you are home or not, please keep dogs indoors or contained in an area away from the fill pipe.

Whatever the reason, if we cannot safely get to your fill pipe, we will not be able to deliver your heating oil.

Automatic Delivery vs. Will-Call: Which is right for me?

The majority of Mazzola Oil customers love having the option of Automatic Delivery. Why? Because it’s simple, worry-free, and absolutely free of charge! 

With Automatic Delivery, your worries are gone. You’ll never have to go outside in dangerous weather or check the tank gauge levels ever again, and you don’t need to contact us for a delivery either! Perhaps best of all is that you no longer need to worry about forgetting to keep an eye on how much heating oil you have and needing an emergency delivery. No matter what happens, we’ve got it covered with our reliable Automatic Delivery!

Here’s how Automatic Delivery works: We use the latest software along with a long-established degree-day calculation to calculate your heating oil usage. Once the calculations determine you need more heating oil, we schedule a delivery before you run low.

By the way, if you use Automatic Delivery and plan to be away from home for more than a couple of weeks during the winter, please let us know. Your usage history is part of our calculations, so knowing your usage will change helps to prevent unnecessary deliveries.

For those who prefer to take charge of their heating oil supply, we provide Will-Call delivery service.

When you select Will-Call, however, all the responsibility lies with you; from monitoring your tank levels to contacting Mazzola Oil for a delivery.

Here’s how to check your heating oil tank gauge:

On top of your heating oil tank, look for the transparent plastic tube with markings on it that resemble car fuel gauge numbers: F, ¾, ½, and so on. There is a red marker or a float inside the tube that informs you how much heating oil is in the tank. We strongly urge our customers to not let their heating oil tank gauges fall below 25% before making a delivery request.

Unfortunately, it happens to the best of us—we all forget important tasks at some point or another. When you neglect your fuel tank gauge level readings, that can sometimes result in costly emergency fuel delivery services.

That’s why so many of our customers are switching to Automatic Delivery. They love the ease, convenience, and peace of mind it offers! 

Are you ready for the most reliable heating oil delivery in the Hudson Valley? Become a Mazzola Oil customer today!