For over 30 years, PitStop Propane and Fuels has been meeting the heating oil needs of homeowners all over Southern Maine, from Otisfield to Old Orchard Beach. We understand what Mainers like you need from a heating oil company. You’re our neighbors. We value your business and your trust. That’s why when it comes to home heating oil delivery, we are committed to service, safety, and respecting your home and your time.
Here’s what you get as a PitStop Propane and Fuels heating oil customer:
At PitStop Propane and Fuels, we’re about making it easy to keep your Southern Maine home warm and comfortable, and we’re committed to making sure you always have the heating oil to do just that.
The simplest way is by enrolling in our automatic heating delivery program. We monitor your oil usage as well as the weather in order to know when to schedule your heating oil delivery. You won’t have to worry about running out!
The average high temperature in January in the Portland area is 31°. The average low temperature is 13°, with a strong possibility that it will be even colder. On days like that, you want a heating fuel that can stand up to the cold. That fuel is heating oil. Why? Because heating oil gets your home warm faster than any other fuel source.
Today’s heating oil offers efficiencies of 85% to 90%, or higher. It also heats more efficiently than electricity or natural gas. That gives you a lot of bang for your buck!
Another benefit is that heating oil today also burns much more cleanly than the heating oil of your parents’ and grandparents’ day. That means lower greenhouse gas emissions. With heating oil, your heating fuel is right at your home. You’re not dependent on an electrical grid or a neighborhood natural gas line for heating your home.
Lots of homes in Southern Maine use kerosene for heating. The big advantage kerosene offers is that there is no gelling in frigid temperatures. Gelling is when fuel oil thickens, and it can reduce or possibly even block the flow of heating oil into your heating system. If that happens, your system could break down, and you’ll need a service call to get it fixed so that your home stays warm.
Mobile homes and homes built on slab foundations need to store their heating oil outside. For those homeowners, preventing gelling is critical.
If you are looking for heating oil services in Cumberland County, York County or elsewhere in Southern Maine, get in touch with PitStop Propane and Fuels and find out what we can do for you.