Lifestyle changes affect your fuel use

If you get automatic fuel deliveries, you may know that we use a system called degree days to keep track of your “burn rate.” This lets us determine when to make your next delivery.

That’s why it’s important to let us know if something changes in your household. We can then adjust your burn rate accordingly to prevent the risk of a run-out. Here are examples of lifestyle changes that can affect how much fuel you use:

  • Keeping the house warmer than usual (because of a new baby or family illness).
  • Children moving into or out of the home.
  • Parent or other relative moving in.
  • Leaving for a long vacation. If your house will be empty for an extended period during the winter, please set the thermostat no lower than 60°F to prevent frozen pipes. You should also have someone check on your home frequently.
  • Remodeling.
  • Guests staying for an extended period (during the holidays, for example).
  • Skipping an annual extended winter vacation.

Please contact us if any of these situations applies (or may soon apply) to your household. When you communicate with us, we can make sure that you and your family keep warm all winter long.

If you have any questions or concerns, let us know and we’ll take care of it!

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