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How to Read Your Tank Gauge

When it’s 32 degrees out, this chart tells you approximately how long your oil will last, based on average size house and average usage with a standard 275 gallon tank.

Gauge Reading* Gallons of Fuel Remaining* How Long Will my Fuel Last?* When Should I Order?
Full 250 41 days We do not
7/8 219 36 days recommend
3/4 187 31 days you order fuel
5/8 156 26 days yet
1/2 125 20 days Order at your
3/8 94 16 days convenience
1/4 62 10 days Order Soon
1/8 31 5 days Order ASAP

*Most homes have a standard 275 gallon tank, which will hold approximately 250 gallons of heating fuel.