High-Quality Heating Oil Delivery Service
As the trusted local heating oil delivery service in Southern Maryland, we are dedicated to providing reliable and efficient heating oil services for both homeowners and businesses in Calvert County, Charles County, and St. Mary’s County.
We have been serving the community for over 90 years and always ensure that our customers receive top-quality heating oil and exceptional service.
Why Choose Burch Oil for Your Heating Fuel Needs
We are more than just a heating oil supplier. We are your home comfort provider.
In addition to delivering high-quality heating oil, we offer a range of services to meet all your heating needs, including fireplaces, furnaces, heating oil tanks, and heat pumps. We also provide energy consultations to help you optimize your energy usage and maximize savings.
Heating Oil Delivery Options: Automatic & Will Call
We are dedicated to meeting your heating oil needs. Whether you prefer the convenience of automatic delivery or the flexibility of will-call, we’re here to provide prompt and reliable service.
- Automatic Delivery – With automatic delivery, your tank will always stay full, providing consistent comfort throughout the year. We use advanced technology to monitor your oil usage and weather conditions, allowing us to schedule deliveries when you need them most.
- Will-Call Delivery – For those who prefer more control over their oil deliveries, we offer a convenient will-call service. Simply monitor your tank’s fuel gauge, and when it reads one-quarter full, give us a call to schedule a delivery. We’ll promptly fill your tank, ensuring you never run out of heating oil.
EZ Pay Budget Plan for Your Heating Oil Purchases
Managing fuel cost fluctuations is made easier with our EZ Pay budget payment plan. Say goodbye to unexpected bills and enjoy greater control over your budget.
With EZ Pay, you can spread your heating oil costs over equal monthly payments, providing predictability and convenience throughout the year.
Frequently Asked Questions About Heating Fuel Delivery
We understand that you may have questions about heating oil delivery. To address common concerns, we’re sharing information about residential heating oil, the differences between heating oil and kerosene, cost comparisons with natural gas, the lifespan of home heating oil tanks, signs of tank replacement, and more.
What is home heating oil?
Home heating oil is a type of fuel used to heat residential properties. It is derived from crude oil and is specifically formulated for efficient combustion in oil-fired heating systems. We provide high-quality heating oil treated with Ultra Guard™ additives.
These additives enhance performance and prevent sludge buildup, ensuring smooth operation and reducing the risk of breakdowns. With our on-site 800,000-gallon storage facility, we guarantee safe and prompt heating oil delivery to meet your home’s heating needs.
Are kerosene and heating oil the same?
While kerosene and heating oil share similarities, they are not the same. Both fuels are derived from crude oil, but they have different properties and intended uses.
Kerosene is typically used for lighting and in certain types of portable heaters, while heating oil is specifically designed for residential heating systems.
Heating oil has a higher energy content, making it more suitable for home heating applications.
Is heating oil cheaper than natural gas for homes?
The cost of heating oil versus natural gas can vary depending on factors such as fuel prices, efficiency of heating equipment, and regional availability. In some cases, heating oil may be more cost-effective than natural gas, while in others, the opposite may be true.
How long do home heating oil tanks last?
The lifespan of a home heating oil tank can vary depending on various factors, including the tank’s material, construction quality, maintenance, and environmental conditions.
Generally, well-maintained tanks made of steel or fiberglass can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years. However, it’s essential to monitor your tank regularly for signs of corrosion, leaks, or other damage that may impact its integrity.
If you have concerns about your tank’s condition, our knowledgeable technicians can provide expert advice and recommend appropriate measures.
How long does home heating oil last?
The shelf life of home heating oil can vary depending on several factors, including storage conditions and the presence of stabilizing additives. On average, heating oil can remain usable for up to 18 to 24 months.
We serve various areas in Southern Maryland, including Calvert County, Charles County, and St. Mary’s County.
We store our heating oil supply in a state-of-the-art facility, ensuring that the oil you receive is fresh and of the highest quality, ready to provide efficient and reliable heat for your home.
However, to maintain its quality and performance, it’s important to store heating oil properly in a well-sealed tank and protect it from extreme temperatures and moisture.
How do I know if my home heating oil tank needs replacing?
Several signs indicate that your home heating oil tank may need replacement. Look out for signs of corrosion, such as rust or pitting on the tank’s surface, as well as leaks or persistent odors of heating oil. If you notice unstable tank legs, bulges, or sagging, these can be indications of structural issues.
Additionally, an outdated tank that does not comply with current safety standards or regulations may require replacement. To accurately assess your tank’s condition and determine if replacement is necessary, it’s best to consult with a qualified professional.
When should I replace my home’s heating oil?
Regular maintenance and timely replacement of your home’s heating oil are crucial to ensure efficient and reliable heating. It’s generally recommended to schedule a heating oil delivery when your tank is approximately one-quarter full. This ensures a sufficient supply of fuel and minimizes the risk of running out during colder months.
By partnering with Burch Oil, you can rely on our convenient automatic delivery service, where we monitor your oil levels and schedule deliveries accordingly.
What type of oil is used for home heating?
For home heating purposes, the most commonly used type of oil is No. 2 heating oil, also known as home heating oil. It is a low-sulfur fuel oil specifically designed for residential heating systems. No. 2 heating oil offers excellent combustion properties and provides efficient heat output, making it an ideal choice for homeowners in Maryland.
We deliver high-quality No. 2 heating oil treated with Ultra Guard™ additives, ensuring optimal performance and system longevity.
Is it best to heat my home with oil, propane, or natural gas?
The choice of heating fuel depends on various factors, including availability, cost, energy efficiency, and personal preferences. Each fuel option has its advantages and considerations. Oil heating offers consistent and reliable warmth, especially in areas without access to natural gas infrastructure.
Propane is a versatile option suitable for both heating and other applications such as cooking and water heating. Natural gas is often considered a convenient and cost-effective choice where it is readily available.
We specialize in both heating oil and propane, enabling us to cater to your specific heating needs. Our knowledgeable team can assess your requirements and provide tailored recommendations to help you make an informed decision that suits your Maryland home.
Schedule a Fuel Delivery With Burch Oil
Ready to experience the exceptional service of Burch Oil? Schedule a fuel delivery today and let us take care of your heating oil needs.
In addition to delivery services, we also offer professional heating tank installation and replacement to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your heating system.
Contact us now for a free estimate for pricing or speak with our knowledgeable team. Discover why Burch Oil has been the go-to heating oil provider in Southern Maryland for five generations.