Automatic delivery is one of the most worthwhile services we offer to our customers. Where we automatically come out to your home throughout the year to fill your oil tank. ckSmithSuperior doesn’t randomly come out to your home and hope that you need a delivery. Or go in the same pattern each month, these have the potential to create huge issues. We figure out when you’ll need a delivery based on three factors; Degree Days, K-Factor, and your usage. Degree days relate to how old or warm it is outside and k-factor relates to your home’s energy needs. Now your usage is up to you, whether you like to put on a sweater in the winter or prefer to keep the thermostat up. Below we’ll go over in more detail what Degree Days and a K-factor are.
Degree Days are figured out by using 65 degrees as the base number, 65 degrees is a temperature where most people don’t use heat or cooling equipment. Next, the average temperature for that day is subtracted from 65. This number represents how many degree days the current day’s weather. For example, is the temperature today is 10 like it was during the arctic blast in January 2018. You minus 10 from 65, leaving you with 55 degree days. The higher the degree day, the more fuel you’ll use to keep your home warm.