A Look At The Biggest Myths About Home Heating Oil Delivery

Home heating oil is a great option for keeping your home warm, but this is one type of fuel that a lot of residential customers are not so familiar with. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths about heating oil delivery. Here is a look at some of the most common myths about the heating oil delivery services available and the facts you should know as a prospective customer. 

Myth: Heating oil delivery involves a lot of hidden costs. 

When you are working with a top-notch service provider for home heating oil delivery, you are not going to run into any hidden costs with the delivery services. Most companies are extremely transparent about how much they will charge you for your delivery. Some companies just charge per gallon for the oil with the costs of the delivery included in the per-gallon price. 

Myth: It is really hard to get heating oil delivered in a timely fashion because it is in high demand. 

Heating oil can be in high demand during certain times of the year, and it can be in higher demand depending on where you live. However, most heating oil delivery services do an amazing job at getting people the oil they need when they need it. Some companies even offer emergency delivery services so people who need their fuel the worst can get it faster than usual. For example, if you run out of oil in the middle of a freezing winter, you may be able to get an emergency delivery to get you through. 

Myth: Heating oil delivery is more expensive than propane delivery because it is hazardous to transport. 

Heating oil is no more hazardous to transport than propane. The drivers who haul either form of fuel have to have their hazmat certifications from the Department of Transportation. Therefore, you are not going to be paying more for heating oil than you would propane to have it delivered because both are combustible fuels that require the same levels of experience for transport where the drivers are concerned. 

Myth: The only service offered by heating oil delivery companies is delivery. 

On the contrary, heating oil delivery companies often offer a long list of other services beyond just delivery of the oil you need to stay warm. It is not uncommon for some companies to offer tank delivery if you need a new storage container, examinations of your setup, and maintenance of the heating oil tank and lines.