So, as you likely know, we live in the North East USA (MA) where oil is usually used to heat in the winter. We have always heated with our wood stove but used the oil heat-on-demand heater to make hot water (showers, dishwasher, etc). Because we are careful with our oil use we go through a 250 gal oil tank in a year.
That oil ran out this morning.
Traditionally, oil companies deliver oil on a subscription service here. They automatically deliver oil and then bill you.
We called our oil guy today and learned the following: