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Since 1976, OK Petroleum has been making sure Long Island properties are safe and warm with their high-quality, reliable heating oil delivery services. A family-owned and operated company, OK Petroleum offers excellent products and competitive prices to meet the needs of their customers. If you’ve been looking for a heating oil delivery company that you can rely on, with OK Petroleum, your search is over!
You wake up in the morning and start the shower, only to discover that there’s no hot water. Then you realize that your house feels a little chillier than normal, even though you haven’t touched the thermostat. You check your oil tank, and much to your dismay, you discover that you’re out of oil!
Running out of heating oil is every homeowner’s worst nightmare; but, believe it or not, it’s common. Even if you check your oil tank regularly and you are usually on top of your deliveries, life can get hectic. Forgetting to schedule a delivery happens!
If you’ve discovered that you’re out of heating oil, don’t panic! First, shut off your heating system. Next, read on to find out how to handle the problem so you can restore your home’s comfort.
Contact a Heating Oil Provider
Once you’ve confirmed that you are out of oil, put a call into a heating oil delivery company as soon as possible. Do a quick search on the Internet and you’ll find several companies that offer will-call delivery. However, when searching for companies, try to resist the temptation to place an order with the first one you find. Do a little research first. You want to find a company that won’t charge for emergency deliveries. You also want to choose one that can quickly make a delivery. Also, see if you can find out how long the company has been in business. Generally, those that have been operating for a long time are the most trustworthy.
Get Diesel Fuel
If your tank is completely empty and you need heat and hot water now, diesel fuel will tide you over until the oil delivery company arrives. Diesel fuel and heating oil are very similar, and you can easily add it to your tank without any problems (however, you shouldn’t make a habit of using diesel fuel to heat your home.)
If you have a portable gas can available, grab it and head to your local gas station; if you don’t have a can, you can pick one up at your nearest automotive or hardware supply store. Many gas stations also sell portable gas cans.
Adding diesel fuel to your oil tank is easy; simply find the inlet valve for the tank (where your heating oil is delivered) and pour the diesel in. Give it a few minutes to settle in the tank and then fire it back up. You should have enough fuel to keep you take a hot shower and keep your home warm until your oil delivery arrives; just make sure you keep your thermostat settings low so that you don’t burn through it too fast.
Plan for the Future
Running out of heating oil can be a major inconvenience. To ensure you don’t have to go through the hassle again, plan ahead. Keep track of the oil in your tank. Check it every few days so that you know how much oil you have and can get an idea of how much you are using. Schedule a delivery before you get too low; you don’t want to go below a quarter of a tank.
Lastly, make sure that you monitor your heating system and have it serviced regularly. If any issues arise, you could start burning through oil more quickly, which may increase the chances of running out of oil. By paying attention to how your heating system is operating and having routine maintenance will prevent you from getting stuck in the same predicament.
If you do run out of home heating oil – or you’re running low – call OK Petroleum for a fast, easy delivery of heating oil. For more than 40 years, we’ve been meeting the oil heat needs of Long Islanders. We never charge a fee for emergency deliveries, and we’ll make sure that you receive your delivery in a timely manner so that you can maintain the comfort of your home.
Running out of heating oil can certainly be a pain, but our fast, affordable services can make it a little less painful.
Wantagh is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, on Long Island, New York, United States. The population was 18,871 at the time of the 2010 census.
The Wantagh area was inhabited by the Merokee (or Merikoke) tribe of the Metoac Indians prior to the first wave of European settlement in the mid-17th century. The Merokee were part of the greater Montauk tribe that loosely ruled Long Island’s Native Americans. Wantagh was the sachem (chief) of the Merokee tribe in 1647, and was later the grand sachem of the Montauk tribe from 1651 to 1658. The Dutch settlers came east from their New Amsterdam colony, and English settlers came south from Connecticut and Massachusetts settlements. When the English and Dutch settled their competing claims to Long Island in the 1650 treaty conducted in Hartford, the Dutch partition included all lands west of Oyster Bay and thus the Wantagh area. Long Island then was ceded to the Duke of York in 1663–64, but then fell back into Dutch hands after the Dutch regained New York in 1673. The Treaty of Westminster in 1674 settled the land claims once and for all, incorporating Long Island into the now-British colony of New York.
Early settler accounts refer to Wantagh as ‘Jerusalem’, although earlier accounts refer to the area as ‘Wantagh’. The creek running north–south through Wantagh, and which has been covered up in many places but is still visible between the Wantagh Parkway and the housing developments west of Wantagh Avenue, was originally the Jerusalem River. The original post office was built in 1837, for Jerusalem, but mail service from Brooklyn began around 1780. The town’s first school was established in 1790. At some time around the 1880s, Jerusalem was renamed Ridgewood, and the town’s original LIRR station was named ‘Ridgewood Station’. Later, Ridgewood was renamed Wantagh to avoid confusion with another town in New York State with the same name.
George Washington rode through Jerusalem on April 21, 1790, as part of his 5-day tour of Long Island. The Daughters of the American Revolution have placed a plaque on Hempstead Turnpike to commemorate Washington’s travels, which took him from Hempstead on Jerusalem Road (now North Jerusalem Road) to Jerusalem, on to Merrick Road. He then went on to head east, then circle back west on the north shore. During the Revolutionary War, British ships traveled up Jones inlet and came ashore to raid Jerusalem farms.
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OK Petroleum is the leading supplier of residential and commercial heating oil in Suffolk County, NY, Long Island, NY,and the surrounding areas. We also have local gas stations that are situated conveniently throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Whether you are in need of home heating oil, motor oil wholesale, kerosene, gasoline, antifreeze or fuel oil, we offer quality products at competitive prices. We are dedicated to providing our customers with access to the best deals on home heating oil and fuel products in the area.
At OK Petroleum, we are proud to be the home heating oil providers our customers can rely on for outstanding oil delivery services. As one of the most reliable heating oil companies, we always deliver on time and according to your schedule. Our convenient online ordering process makes it simple to order the oil you need from the comfort of home.
Contact OK Petroleum for more information about our petroleum and motor oil services by calling us at (631) 321-0549. We look forward to providing the outstanding services you can depend on.
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