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Winter Deliveries Require Some Forethought
Posted: February 21, 2022

Don’t let fuel delivery delays steal your comfort this winter!

winter fuel delivery new jerseyWinter is one of the busiest seasons for fuel providers, especially in New Jersey, where the weather can get treacherous. You never want to have to worry about having a fuel runout just when you need heating the most. There are several strategies you can employ to reduce the risks associated with fuel delivery delays, especially during the colder months or if bad weather is approaching. Read on to learn more about how Fredericks Fuel can help you stay on top of your energy needs this winter.

Plan ahead for your winter fuel needs

Keep an eye on your fuel gauge and never let your tank get even close to the 1/4 of a tank mark. This gives you a little bit of a “buffer” in case there is a delivery delay related to the weather. A little planning goes a long way when it comes to making sure you have enough oil on hand.

Mark the path, and clear the way

Mark your driveway so that it is visible for your oil delivery driver, no matter how much ice or snow is on the ground. Some people like to use fluorescent flags or other markers, but you need to be thinking about this before the ground is completely frozen solid. If the ground is already frozen, you can still mark your driveway using temporary markers such as banners or tape, but it is certainly easier to do with standard marking polls that can be planted in softer soil. If possible, salt your driveway in advance and be sure shovel thoroughly so that the delivery truck can access your tank.

Utilize automatic delivery to your advantage for peace of mind

Take it easy and avoid trouble with automatic oil delivery, the worry-free way! No more runouts in the dead of winter! Automatic heating oil delivery takes all of the work out of ordering your fuel—no more checking the tank, no more phone calls. When you enroll in automatic delivery in West Milford, Oak Ridge, Sparta, Wantage, Riverdale and surrounding towns, we monitor your fuel use and make deliveries before there’s any chance of running out, which can be inconvenient and expensive.

There is no extra charge for this service, and you will not use any more fuel than you would on will-call. Contact us today to learn more. We look forward to welcoming you as a customer of Fredericks Fuel & Heating Service!