How Does Automatic Delivery Work?

How Does Automatic Delivery Work?

Posted: September 21, 2020

Are you signed up to be on automatic delivery? If you aren’t, we think you should be! Automatic delivery is a free service that takes away the hassle of having to check your tank and order your fuel. It also lowers the risk of running out of oil or propane.

Running out of fuel can be dangerous when temperatures fall below freezing. Not only are you left in the cold, but your home becomes vulnerable to water pipes freezing and bursting, which can cause thousands of dollars in damage.

We use software to estimate how much fuel you are likely to use, based on daily temperatures and your past use. Your delivery will be scheduled when it’s determined your oil tank is about one-quarter full—or 30% for propane tanks.

There is no need to schedule and wait for deliveries, and you’ll avoid the expense and hassle of having your oil heat system tested and primed for restart (or a gas leak test done for your propane tank)—something that is required after a run-out. There is no extra charge to be on an automatic delivery schedule.

Wireless tank monitors for greater accuracy

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 in real time, 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.

Free smartphone app for your tank monitor

Customers can also download a free smartphone app that instantly shows the 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.

Please contact us if you would like to enroll in our free automatic delivery program or find out more about getting a wireless tank monitor.