Thursday, June 28, 2018

Wireless Tank Monitors for C.O.D Consumers. Do I Need It?

Oil Tank Monitor | Wireless Tank Monitors | LTE Tank Monitors

Technology is a good thing, but some things need to be left alone. Having an oil company look into your oil tank via a WiFi oil tank monitor and send you text messages and emails for the sole purpose of selling you oil at their convenience may be a bit intrusive. These new wireless LTE tank monitors are marketing tools designed for one sole purpose; and that purpose is NOT to help an unsuspecting customer from running out of oil. It was designed to increase profitability for the oil company.

How does a oil tank monitor increase profits for an oil company? The oil company can monitor your tank and schedule your oil delivery when it's convenient for them. By delivering on days that are more convenient than the oil company, they can save money. In addition, they want to sell as many gallons as possible, so ordering small amounts such as 25, 50 or 75 gallons may be a burden on their delivery system.

Ordering oil on a C.O.D basis has always been about customer choice and convenience; to order oil and have it delivered on your terms.

I'm not saying these wireless oil tank monitors are all bad, but from my experience, C.O.D consumers do not want to be tracked and locked into a single oil company. If they wanted that, they could sign a contract with a full service provider at a higher price. These monitors remove the ability for consumers to shop and compare oil prices.

There are other WiFi tank monitors available on Amazon or Home Depot that do the same job as LTE tank monitors without the monthly fees and without the intrusive customer tracking. There's an added bonus if you have Amazon's Alexa, you simply just ask Alexa how much oil you have!

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For example: Let's say you have a 1/4 tank of oil, but you are not ready to order oil now. You want to make sure you get the full 200 gallon price break, so you wait a little longer before ordering. You also want to check oil prices from various other dealers on or your local newspaper. In addition, you want to see if there are any promo codes or coupons available. This is why we buy oil on the C.O.D market; we want the best deal we can and choose the oil dealer that fits into our schedule. 

By utilizing an LTE tank monitor where a single company is texting you and pressuring you to order oil on their terms, it defeats the purpose of buying COD oil. You are half way to a full service provider with automatic delivery with those wireless oil tank monitors. And we all know what that does to the price of oil.

Nothing is more accurate and "private" than sticking your tank and using the heating oil tank chart below to see how much oil you have.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Trust. How important is trust, ratings and reviews to you as a consumer?

TRUST. Do You Trust the Company You Do Business With?

How important are consumer ratings, reviews and Better Business Bureau to You? has been built on trust, honesty and transparency since inception in 2001. We are also a trusted, accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. As consumers, we really need to see what "real" people are saying about a company. This stands true for all types of products you may purchase.

A high percentage of consumers look at reviews before making a buying decision. It's a good way to get a better feel for a business before spending your money with them. All consumers may not agree that a company is the best and deserves 5 stars across the board, but you will be able to get a good feel if the majority of consumers rate a company either very good or very poorly.

As far as heating oil goes, we are no exception. Reviews matter. You always want a good oil price, but price should never be the final deciding factor in making a purchase. You should read any reviews about the company first. See how many good reviews versus bad reviews they have. Sometimes it's worth spending a few cents more per gallon to get a reliable company that previous consumers took the time to write good things about.

Many of us read online reviews before we make a purchase. Reviews and ratings are a valuable consumer tool that aids them into knowing how good a product or service is before making a commitment to buy it themselves. has reviews and ratings in several areas so you know they are always fair, honest and most important....REAL. Transparency is a cornerstone of our business, so every review on was submitted by a customer who actually placed an order with us. You can also see reviews for us on the Better Business Bureau website where the BBB manually confirms each review before posting it. You can also see more reviews for on Google.

For individual dealer reviews, you can click on the star ratings on

When checking reviews, make sure you look at other websites aside from the company owned site. Google has a wonderful review program which allows customers to leave a review and companies to respond.

Please check our reviews, then visit to see today's oil prices. You will find some of the best local oil dealers with great reviews and low oil prices.