Letting Your Home Heating Oil Run Out
It’s much better for your heating system if you don’t let your home heating oil run out. But it’s certainly not the end of the world. What happens when your furnace runs out of oil? It stops working and you’ll need to order more. There’s a safety system in place in every furnace that disables the burner when there’s no flame, so you don’t need to worry about any safety issues. You may, however, need to replace your filter before resetting the furnace, or you may need your lines bled. So If you run out, plan on having it replaced when you call to have the unit serviced.
Just like running your vehicle low or out of gas can cause future issues. Particles can settle in the tank and cause erosion. The life value of your tank, filters, and lines can be affected. We suggest you begin to refill when your oil tank is at 1/4. This can help sustain the system, as well as leave you in the cold.
You can easily avoid the issue of running out of heating oil by always having your oil tank filled when it gets down to ¼ of the way full. If you’re in good standing with your oil company, you can set up regularly scheduled deliveries based on how often you’d need to fill up from ¼ full. A great way is our Automatic Delivery Program
Another safety measure is to keep an eye on your tank’s oil level and order more when your gauge reads this particular amount. Being proactive and aware can save you a lot of time and money while keeping you warm!
Monitor your usage and upcoming weather to ensure your home heating oil will never run out!