Do you use heating oil to heat your home in St. Marys County, Anne Arundel County, Charles County or another part of Southern Maryland? Then you know how important it is to have plenty of fuel in your home’s tank throughout the winter. Home heating oil delivery provides you with the fuel you need to get through the winter in comfort.
SMO Energy has been serving residences in Southern Maryland since 1926, and we provide a range of options to help make sure your home stays comfortable throughout the year, including automatic heating oil delivery. We also offer will-call and scheduled oil delivery service if you prefer to take a more hands-on approach.
With SMO Energy as your heating oil provider, you know a delivery is never far away. We offer same-day or next-day heating oil delivery service throughout the week and do not charge any hidden fees. We also offer a referral program, allowing you to save money if you let your friends know about our services.
Learn more about heating oil and heating fuel delivery, including the benefits of switching providers and giving SMO Energy a try.
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Do you have questions about the oil that heats your home? Perhaps you want to make sure you have chosen the best heating option for your Southern Maryland home. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about home heating oil and oil delivery, as well as some helpful answers.
There are several grades of heating oil. The heating oil you are using to heat your home likely is no. 2 fuel oil. Today’s fuel oil is much more refined than in years past. As a result, the sulfur content was reduced from 500PPM to 15PPM in July of 2019.
The price of heating oil for a house depends on several factors, including the cost of crude oil, seasonal demand for heating oil, the location of a home and the number of heating oil suppliers in an area. Often, the price of heating oil increases as demand increases, usually during the winter months. The weather, political situations and other events can influence the price of crude oil, causing it to spike during some years and fall during different years.
One way to manage the ups and downs of the cost of heating oil for your home is to sign up for a budget payment plan, which splits the cost of your home’s oil into low, monthly payments.
Like a furnace, a home heating oil tank should have a relatively long life, usually around 15 years. The lifespan of an oil tank depends in large part on its design and construction. Double-walled tanks typically have a longer life than other types of tank, as the separation between the walls keeps water from settling at the base of the container, reducing the risk of corrosion.
When you schedule home heating oil delivery, you can also request that the delivery driver take a look at your oil tank to see if it is near the end of its usable life and in need of a replacement.
Does the heating oil in your home’s tank have a shelf life? If you do not use up all the fuel in your tank before the end of the winter, do you need to drain the tank and start again next season? It all depends on the condition of your home’s tank.
Provided the tank is in good shape, is not rusted and does not have a thick layer of sludge at the bottom, the heating oil you store in it should last you for several seasons.
If you are not sure whether or not the oil in your tank has gone bad, you can call in a professional to inspect the tank and to let you know what to do next.
Usually, it is a good idea to start thinking about replacing your oil tank when it is around 15 years old. You might need to replace your tank before then if you notice any problems with it. For example, if you see signs of rust on the outside of the tank or notice wet areas on the ground or floor beneath the tank, that can be a sign that it is time for a replacement. An energy consultant from SMO Energy can take a look at your current oil tank and give you an idea of whether or not it is time for a new one.
SMO Energy is a local company that’s been serving Southern Maryland since 1926. We understand the importance of friends and family and trust the opinions and recommendations of our loved ones. That is why we offer a referral program.
If you love the service you have received from SMO Energy, please tell your friends. If a friend or family member signs up for our fuel delivery service based on your recommendation, we will give you up to $100. If you refer a friend who makes an equipment purchase, you can also get up to $100.
With automatic, will call or scheduled heating oil delivery from SMO Energy, you never have to worry about running out of fuel on a cold winter’s night again. We make it easy to fit the cost of heating oil into your budget and are happy to work with you to provide total home comfort. We also offer tank installation and replacement if you are getting heating oil for the first time or need to replace an aging fuel tank.
SMO Energy provides service to homes across Southern Maryland. The counties we offer residential heating oil to include:
**No delivery fee applies to all deliveries 100 gallons or more, same-day delivery is applicable to a $50 fee. **Same day and next day delivery service is subject to change based on weather conditions. Unsafe road conditions create an unnecessary risk to SMO drivers and the environment.