Heating Oil Delivery in Southern Maryland

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 delivery. We also offer will-call and scheduled 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 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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Why Switch Heating Fuel Providers?

If you already have a heating fuel provider, you might wonder if there is any benefit to switching. SMO Energy is a total home comfort provider, which means we do much more than deliver heating oil to you. We also offer furnace repair and replacement and provide energy consultations to make sure you are getting the most out of your heating equipment.

When it comes to fuel delivery, we offer a range of delivery options as well as 24/7/365 emergency services. On top of that, SMO Energy is dedicated to providing all of our clients with top-quality customer service. When you switch to SMO Energy, you will enjoy client care that is unmatched across Maryland.

Delivery Options: Automatic, Scheduled and Will Call

No one wants to worry about whether or not it is time to refill their heating fuel. SMO Energy offers several service options that help to streamline your fuel delivery and that remove the hassle of monitoring your fuel. With our automatic delivery service, we take on the responsibility of monitoring your fuel tank. You will not have to worry about running out of fuel in the middle of winter, as we will refill it whenever it starts to run low.

If you prefer to keep an eye on things yourself, we also offer will-call delivery service. Whenever you need more fuel, give us a call, and we will make the delivery. A third option is to sign up for scheduled delivery so that you can receive fuel on a schedule that fits your life.

Same Day/Next Day Fuel Delivery Service**

Even with the best of planning, there might be times when you find yourself running low on fuel. You might discover that your tank is out of fuel days or weeks before your next scheduled delivery. If that should happen, there is no need to panic or worry. SMO Energy offers same day or next day fuel delivery service** for both heating oil and propane. The size of our delivery fleet makes it easy for us to reach customers for fuel delivery ASAP.

SmartPay Program: A Budget Plan for Your Fuel Purchases

One way for homeowners to manage the ups and downs of the cost of fuel is to set up a budget payment plan. Instead of paying the full amount upfront, a budget payment plan, such as the SmartPay program from SMO Energy, splits up the price into equal monthly installments. The payment program is free. We also offer a referral program, which provides a cash bonus to you and to every friend you refer who signs up for fuel delivery.







Why Choose SMO Energy for Heating Fuel Delivery?

There are many reasons to choose SMO Energy as your total home comfort provider in Southern Maryland, Prince George’s county and Anne Arundel county. If you are considering changing heating oil providers or moving to a home with heating oil for the first time, here are just a few reasons to choose SMO Energy:

  • 24/7 emergency service. If your home heat goes out in the middle of a cold winter’s night, you want the assurance that someone will be there to fix it, and quickly. SMO Energy offers 24/7/365 emergency service for heating equipment. Whether you need a late-night fuel delivery or need someone to look at your furnace after hours or on the weekend, someone from SMO Energy will be there for you. We have a team of representatives who are available around the clock for heat-related emergencies.
  • More than just fuel deliveries. SMO Energy does more than deliver fuel. As a total home comfort provider, we can replace or repair heating equipment, set you up with a new air conditioner and help to improve your home’s air quality.
  • No hidden or delivery fees. With SMO Energy, the price you are quoted is the price you will pay for heating oil delivery. We do not tack on surprise fees or charge hazmat or regulatory fees for delivery.
  • Free monthly payment plans. Instead of having to pay the full price for a fuel delivery upfront, SMO Energy lets you divide the cost of your fuel up into equal monthly payments. Our free monthly payment plans help you work the cost of fuel into your household’s overall budget. We work with you to make it more affordable to keep your home comfortable.
  • Online services. There is no need to hunt around for a stamp or make a trip to the post office when you work with SMO Energy. We offer a free online portal where you can pay your bill, make service requests, review past bills or schedule your next fuel delivery.
  • Live client care representatives. Even with the convenience of online services, sometimes it is nice to speak to a real, live person. SMO Energy has a team of highly-trained, live client care representatives who are always available to take your call and to work with you to solve any issues. Whether you want to schedule your next delivery or have a question about your equipment, we are happy to speak with you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Heating Oil Delivery

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.

Heating oil is a distillate fuel that comes from petroleum. It is produced by refining crude oil. Per Internal Revenue Service requirements, heating oil is dyed red. The red color signifies that the fuel is exempt from taxes that usually apply to fuels used to power motor vehicles. The red color also means it illegal to use heating oil to power a car or other vehicle. Around 5.7 million homes in the U.S. use heating oil for space heating. Heating oil is also occasionally used to heat water and can be used in commercial buildings as well.

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.

Heating oil and kerosene are both petroleum distillates, but they are not the same thing. Heating oil is often no. 2 fuel oil, while kerosene is an example of no. 1 fuel oil. It can be used for heating but is commonly used in portable space heaters, not in central heating systems. Kerosene has a lower flash point than no. 2 heating oil — 100 degrees Fahrenheit, compared to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. You might also use kerosene as fuel for an oil lamp or lantern.

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.

Heating oil does tend to cost more than natural gas, but that does not mean natural gas is always the best option. There are several other things to consider when choosing the type of fuel you use to heat your home. In some cases, natural gas might not be an option for your home, as there might not be natural gas lines nearby. It is also worth considering the cost of a gas furnace versus the cost of an oil furnace. Often, oil-burning furnaces cost less than their gas-burning counterparts.

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.

Take Advantage of Our Referral Program

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.

Schedule a Fuel Delivery With SMO Energy

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:

  • Charles County
  • Calvert County
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Prince George’s County
  • St. Mary’s County
Do not worry about where your fuel delivery is coming from. Contact SMO Energy today to set up home delivery and to learn more about our energy and home comfort solutions.

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**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.

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