Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Running out of heating oil at Christmas is no joke

It's happened once... it'll never happen again !

Picture the scene.. the in-laws are over for Christmas and the house is lovely and warm (for a change), wouldn't want them to get cold and find out that you're a bit mean and usually only have the heating on for an hour in the morning and once again at night. So you turned the thermostat up to "Volcanic" three days ago and now everyone is lounging around in a state of cosy inebriation.

The only problem is, you've gone through most of the remaining oil in your tank and despite what you thought, the boiler won't carry on working until there are only a few millimetres left in the bottom. There's a faint whiff of oil coming from the boiler room, but the roast dinner is on schedule and the case of wine you bought on line is hardly dented. Then, hold the cashews... someone utters those terrifying words "it's getting a bit nippy in here Roger, I think I'll get my cardy... is the heating still on ?"

Have you tried getting an oil delivery on Christmas day ? If you have then the next bit won't be for you, because you already have a working oil tank monitor, as you never want to go through that experience that again.


Fitting a wireless oil tank monitor is relatively quick and painless. I did mine at home in less than 20 minutes. There's a battery powered sensor which fits to the top of your oil tank and a plug in receiver that you stick in the kitchen or living room.

As it happens... we sell them on line, so you could save yourself from a similar nightmare this Christmas if you order one today.

There are basic models which just show how much oil you have left on a digital scale of 0 - 100%
Apollo Standard :: Remote Heating Oil Tank Level Monitor, Battery Powered      Order securely here

Apollo Standard ::
Remote Heating Oil Tank Level Monitor

Then there are more exciting models which tell you your oil heating costs and oil consumption rates

Apollo Smart Energy Monitor:: Remote Heating Oil Tank Level Monitor, Battery Powered       Order Securely here

Apollo Smart Energy Monitor::
Remote Heating Oil Tank Level Monitor

Info shown on the screen of the Smart includes:

  • Volume of fuel remaining in litres
  • Volume of fuel remaining displayed via bar chart function
  • Number of days supply remaining
  • Internal Air Temperature in degrees Celsius
  • Cold Weather Warning
  • Low Level Warning Alert
  • Transmitter Battery Status Alert

  • There's even an oil tank monitor that doubles as an oil theft alarm. We have all heard stories about travelling oil thieves draining oil tanks in the wee small hours. Now help is at hand!

    
    WatchmanALARM :: wireless remote oil tank level gauge & combined oil theft alarm          Order Securely here

    WatchmanALARM ::
    wireless remote oil tank level gauge & combined oil theft alarm


    Have a warm and happy Christmas :-)