What oil are you really getting when you don’t buy from a reputable supplier?
Cheap oil prices are all over the internet but what oil are you really getting when you don’t buy from a reputable supplier? The answer may surprise you. While most heating oil companies purchase their heating oil from good sources and local terminals, there are some companies on Long Island who buy leftover heating oil from businesses and homes who no longer need heating oil. If you go to craigslist and lookup the heating oil ads on there you’ll notice multpile ads for buying used oil. These are local heating oil companies who buy that leftover oil very cheap and then resell it to you, the consumer, for probably a few pennies less than other companies, making a big profit off of your delivery. You may think you’re getting a great deal but what you’re really getting is all the sludge and bacteria from other people’s tank dumped in your own tank.
Can you afford to buy cheap oil?
Reused oil will clog your burner and damage your heating system, and may end up costing you hundreds of dollars in repairs.
How to spot a supplier who may be selling used oil?
- Their oil prices are usually much lower than market prices, may be as much as 10-15 cents lower than other companies. If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.
- They are not willing to tell you where they purchase their oil – that’s not a good sign
- They will not guarantee the quality of their oil
It’s fine to ask your heating oil company questions about the oil they’ll be delivering to your home or business so don’t be afraid to do so. If they have nothing to hide, they will be able to answer your questions. If you want high quality heating oil delivered to you, please call us or order online for your next oil delivery. We’ve been serving Long Island for over 25 years and you can be sure you’ll be getting the best service you deserve.