Posted: January 18, 2021
After December surprised us with above average snowfall, what does the heart of winter have in store for us? Two words: polar vortex.
The last half of January and early February are expected to usher in below average temperatures and snow storms. That’s because the polar vortex is said to be headed our way once again.
Areas in our country expected to be impacted the most include parts of the Northeast and the central U.S.
The polar vortex is so named because of a counter-clockwise spin of Arctic air that occurs around the North Pole. This always exists, but sometimes, a jet stream of air that usually keeps the polar vortex in its place weakens. This causes a bone-chilling air mass to split and move super-frigid cold air south—that means to us!
Of course, below average temperatures will cause you to burn more fuel, especially if you’re spending most of your time at home. So the last thing you want to happen is to run out of fuel, especially if temperatures stay frozen in the single digits.
Whether you use propane or oil, you may qualify for a wireless tank monitor, which you can use in combination with automatic delivery. We can install a device that wirelessly monitors your fuel usage, so we will always know the actual amount of fuel in your tank.
With this precision, Wilson Oil & Propane customers can feel 100% confident they will get exactly the fuel they need, when they need it.
If there have been changes in your household that will increase or decrease your fuel usage, you don’t have to go through the bother of asking us to adjust your delivery schedule. The tank monitor lets us know you are using more or less fuel than you did before.
A wireless tank monitor is highly recommended for customers who are away for extended periods in the winter.
Customers can also download a free smartphone app that instantly shows their propane or oil tank level, the fuel being used each day and the next approximate delivery date. You can easily see how much is in the tank anytime, from anywhere.