Delivery Services

Automatic Delivery FAQs

What is Automatic Delivery and how does it work?

Automatic delivery is a service we provide to insure you do not run out of heating oil when you need it most. As an automatic delivery customer, we monitor your usage so you don’t have to. Our calculations are based on two main factors that, when combined, can be very accurate at estimating your heating needs. These two factors are:

Heating Degree Days: This is a measurement that reflects how much energy is needed to heat a building based on the outside air temperature. Heating degree days are a measure of how much, in degrees, the outside air temperature was below a certain level (typically 65 degrees Fahrenheit) on a given day. This information is entered into your account daily so the computer knows how quickly your home uses a gallon of heating fuel at a given temperature average.

Past usage: Every house is different. Older homes with poor insulation and inefficient furnaces will use more fuel than a neighbor with a new house and updated equipment. Someone who works from home will also have different usage than someone who is out of the house for the day. Our computer adjusts the calculation for your home with each delivery, making it more accurate with each passing season.

What is the difference between “Automatic Delivery” and “Will Call?”

“Will Call” or “On Demand” are terms used to describe a homeowner that orders when they decide they need a delivery. It is not based on any computer estimations, but rather a gauge reading by the homeowner. The main difference is that with Automatic Delivery Pricerite Oil will monitor your usage, with Will Call, you monitor your usage. Most people have the best intentions, but you either need to check your gauge very often, or you need to have nearly perfect timing.

“Will Call” or “On Demand” are terms used to describe a homeowner that orders when they decide they need a delivery. It is not based on any computer estimations, but rather a gauge reading by the homeowner. The main difference is that with Automatic Delivery Pricerite Oil will monitor your usage, with Will Call, you monitor your usage. Most people have the best intentions, but you either need to check your gauge very often, or you need to have nearly perfect timing.

Is there a benefit to Automatic Delivery?

The biggest advantage to Automatic Delivery is that you can be assured that you will not run out of heating oil when you need it the most. If you are a Will Call customer, and you run out of heating oil, your furnace will shut down. Once you receive a fuel delivery, you will also have to pay someone to restart your furnace (or do it yourself). With that in mind, Automatic Delivery will not only save you a headache, but it will potentially save you money.

Does Automatic Delivery Cost More?

NO! There are no additional fees for our Automatic Delivery service. You will pay the same daily price per gallon if you are on Automatic Delivery that you would pay if you called for a delivery that same day. If you would like to save an additional $.05 per gallon and have the advantages of Automatic Delivery, please take a look at our Triple Save Budget Program.

How often will I get a bill if I am on Automatic Delivery?

When our calculations determine that your tank is at about 25%, our computer will schedule a delivery for your home. Once the delivery is made, your account will be charged for the fuel delivered. We do have budget plans available if you would like to spread the payments out over a period of time or into equal monthly amounts. Our Triple Save Budget plan will take the stress out of the large winter bills around the holidays and save you $.05 per gallon on every delivery.

How do I get started with Automatic Delivery?

Just contact us! It’s as easy as flipping a switch in our computer.

Triple Save Budget Program

Save Time, Save Money, Save Stress

Want to eliminate next winter’s high bills and save money at the same time? As a Pricerite Oil Triple Save Member we will spread your total cost for the season over 12 months and give you $.05 off our retail price on every gallon you purchase. The Triple Save Plan takes the stress out of the high January bills, your monthly payment will typically be less than what you would pay for a single delivery and you don’t have to remember to order oil. We will have our computer remember when you are due for delivery and it won’t cost anything extra. In fact, it will cost you $.05 less per gallon!

Fuel Assistance Programs

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling energy costs, bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, weatherization and energy-related home repairs.

Massachusetts LIHEAP Programs

1362 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-588-5440
Fax: 508-580-4106 or 508-580-3128
Towns Serviced: Attleboro, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville.
250 Griffin Street
Fall River, MA 02724
Phone: 508-679-0041
Fax: 508-675-0245
Towns Serviced: Seekonk, Rehoboth, Dighton, Taunton, Swansea, Berkley.
7 Bishop Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-620-1230
Fax: 508-620-2361
Towns Serviced: Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville.

Rhode Island LIHEAP Programs

32 Goff Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: 401-723-4520
Fax: 401-723-4282
Towns Serviced: Pawtucket, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln.
245 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-7000
Fax: 401-767-6056
Towns Serviced: Woonsocket.
100 Bullocks Point Avenue
Riverside, RI 02915
Phone: 401-437-5102
Towns Serviced: East Providence, Riverside, Rumford, Barrington.

Additional Energy Assistance Organizations

Additional resources are available to you through your local communities that are not listed here. Please do not hesitate to contact your local resources if you need assistance.
Seekonk Human Services
508-336-8772
Rehoboth Council on Aging
508-252-3372