Oil Alert is a monitoring device that lets the homeowner know when it is time to order more oil. Oil Alert is easily installed by the homeowner in three basic steps:
When the level of oil in the tank reaches the ¼ mark, Oil Alert activates the transmitter and sends a signal to the receiving unit in the kitchen in the form of a red flashing light or beeping sound. The light will remain on until the oil delivery is made and the tank is filled past the ¼ level.
The number-one reason why people run out of oil is simply because they forget to check the gauge. Oil Alert prevents this from ever happening again, allowing for a worry-free heating season year after year.
Traditionally, home heating oil is delivered by large oil companies on an automatic delivery basis, using a “degree day” system to keep track of the homeowner’s oil usage. This means that deliveries are typically made every three to four weeks during the heating season. This automatic delivery service raises the cost of oil anywhere from 25 to 50 cents per gallon.
Auto delivery is far from foolproof, however. Oil companies rely on computers to track the degree system and determine when homeowners are “due” for another delivery. Human error and computer glitches often result in homeowners running out of oil. Just one minor mistake can change the degree day system’s ability to accurately keep track of the next delivery date. Unfortunately this happens frequently, making even automatic delivery customers susceptible to oil run outs, and leaving them to deal with the inconvenience and extra expense of emergency oil deliveries.
With Oil Alert you will never have to pay special service fees to have your furnace restarted. Oil companies providing automatic delivery can also gain peace of mind from Oil Alert, knowing that even if their computer has a glitch, Oil Alert is on the job providing valuable back-up support.
Why Oil Alert Works for C.O.D. Customers
Enterprising minds realized that they could sell oil to customers on a C.O.D. basis at 25 to 50 cents less per gallon than the large oil companies.
In today’s unpredictable economic climate, homeowners are always looking for ways to save money. Oil Alert puts the C.O.D. customer in financial control by enabling you to know not only when its time for more oil, but how much oil you actually need.
Oil Alert is your insurance policy against the possibility of ever running out of oil again. Oil Alert is a must-have for your peace of mind!