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How Long Will My Heating Oil Last?

When you’re planning to have guests over for the holidays or concerned about the threat of a snowstorm next week, understanding how long heating oil in your tank will last is important. There are many different factors that influence how long heating oil lasts and when you should call Penn-Mar Oil Company to place your […]

Why Is a Spring Heating Oil Tank Fill So Important?

During the spring months, the days get warmer and longer, which means that many heating oil customers use their furnaces less as the days stretch on. Some homeowners think that spring means not needing to think about heating oil or their heating oil tank any longer, but that is not quite the truth. A spring […]

How Do I Restart a Burner That Has Run Out of Heating Oil?

It’s our goal at Penn-Mar Oil Company for your heating oil tank to never run dry, but sometimes the best-laid plans go awry. If you run out of heating oil and your furnace does not immediately kick back on after you refill the tank, you might need to manually bleed the furnace to get things […]

What Determines the Price of Heating Oil?

Every time you drive by the gas station, the price is probably slightly different. The same factors that can affect the price of gasoline for your car can also influence the price of heating oil for your tank. From seasonal demand to the price of crude oil, here are some of the things that affect […]

How Much Could It Cost to Convert Your Heating Oil System?

Whenever you make an investment in your home, there are many factors you should weigh before making a final decision. Any big change, whether it’s to your roof or your furnace, will require a significant amount of money. The same is true if you convert your heating oil system to another type of fuel. What […]

Which Is Best for My Family, Will-Call or Automatic Delivery from Penn-Mar Oil Company?

At Penn-Mar Oil Company, our top priority is always delivering high-quality fuels at competitive rates to our loyal customers throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. In line with those priorities, we offer two convenient types of delivery to meet your needs. There are several key differences between will-call and automatic delivery from Penn-Mar Oil Company that will […]

Is Smelling Heating Oil in Your Home Dangerous?

Our sense of smell can alert us to many different things. Some smells, like burning from the oven, are there to alert us of immediate danger. Other smells, like flowers, are pleasant and nothing to be worried about. While we wouldn’t say that smelling heating oil is as pleasant as sniffing roses outside of your […]

How Does My Heating Oil Gauge Work?

Whether you’re preparing for a foot of snow or hosting family over a holiday weekend, you never want your home to run the risk of depleting your heating oil tank. Automatic delivery from Penn-Mar Oil Company is one way to ensure you never run out of quality fuels, and understanding how to properly read your […]

What Heating Oil Storage Tank Maintenance Tips Can Keep My System in Good Condition?

Heating oil boasts plenty of benefits, and one of the biggest ones is the simplicity of heating oil storage tank maintenance. A little maintenance can drastically prolong the life of your system and the efficiency of the quality fuels you receive from Penn-Mar Oil Company in Maryland and Pennsylvania areas. While you should leave your […]

How Do I Know If I Am Out of Heating Oil?

  Winter in Maryland and Pennsylvania means snowstorms, frigid temperatures and plenty of chilly winter nights. That’s why thousands of homeowners throughout the area rely on high-quality, clean-burning heating oil to keep their homes comfortable. Unfortunately, sometimes when you forget to schedule a delivery or use more than you typically would, you run out of […]

What Will My Monthly Heating Oil Cost Be This Winter?

Every year, homeowners sit down to plan out their budgets for the coming year, and one of the major expenses every homeowner has is energy. While heating oil is the most cost-effective way to heat your home, you will still need to budget out your monthly heating oil cost. Budgeting for fuel can be tricky […]

Don’t Run Out of Heating Oil! How Much Heating Oil Is in My Tank?

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, cookies are in the oven and you’re all ready for the holiday season, right? Not necessarily! If you don’t have enough heating oil in your tank, your happy holiday could be anything but. Instead of allowing yourself to run out of heating oil, learn how to […]

What Are Degree Days, and Why Do They Matter?

At Penn-Mar Oil Company, customers routinely wonder how we do such an excellent job at estimating need in our automatic delivery program. While we cant give away all of our secrets, we can explain one of the terms that heavily dictates how much heating oil you will need to utilize—degree days. What Are Degree Days? […]

Are You About to Run Out of Heating Oil? Here’s What You Need to Do

As the saying goes, even the best-laid plans can go awry, and the same is true for homeowners who are typically prepared but run out of heating oil during the winter months. If you find yourself on the verge of running out of heating oil when the weather outside is frightful, here is what you […]

Make Your List and Check It Twice: Scheduling Heating Oil Deliveries Around the Holidays

Winter is here, which means that families throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland are gathering around the fire to enjoy each other and celebrate the holidays. When you’re making your list and checking it twice, don’t forget about one of the most important things to make your holidays merry and bright—home heating oil! Scheduling your heating oil […]