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Cape Ann Oil customers have the option of our automatic delivery service or calling us when they need fuel delivered. To eliminate the inconvenience and guesswork of watching your own fuel gauge, predicting your fuel needs, and the possibility of running out of fuel at the worst possible time, we strongly recommend automatic delivery.
With automatic delivery, we watch outdoor temperature using the industry-standard “degree days,” weather forecasts, and your actual household consumption (or “K factor”) to schedule your next delivery.
Every home is unique. There are many factors that affect your fuel consumption: the size of your home, equipment efficiency, personal habits, etc. These and other factors are used to calculate your home’s “K factor.” Three deliveries is usually enough to establish a reliable K factor. Until then we’ll take a very conservative approach to your fuel delivery to ensure that you don’t run out of fuel.