Archive for August 2016

Friday 19 August, 2016

School Supply Drive

Check out our very own Donna Beeler Hensley at the School Drive for Delegate Scott Garrett at the Lynchburg Wards Road Walmart.

 
 

Friday 19 August, 2016

Our Very Own Donna Beeler Hensley Attends the Women in Petroleum Event

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Tuesday 09 August, 2016

The Perks of Using Heating Oil to Heat Your Home

When you are building a home, or looking around to buy a home, knowing how your home will function is imperative. You need to know where the electrical source comes from, what type of water you are going to be dealing with, and how you are going to keep your home warm when the cold weather hits. If you are given the option of building or looking at a home that has heating oil, there are some really good perks to using this type of heating source.

Heating Oil Warms Your House Very Quickly
When you are talking about how fast a house can get to a warm, comfortable temperature when you get up in the morning, nothing can compete with heating oil. It burns hotter than any other heating substance. This means that heating oil is going to be able to heat the air, if you use a furnace, or the water, if you use a boiler, much more quickly, and get that heat circulating around your home in a matter of just a couple of minutes. That means, waking up on a chilly morning won’t require you to walk around the house in a snowmobile suit until the house finally warms up.

Heating Oil is Also Very Safe
When you have heating oil left in a liquid state, you do not have the worry of it going up in flames on you. It simply will not burn. That means that you can safely store your heating oil in a location near to your home. When heating oil is used, a fine mist of the oil is combined with oxygen and put in front of the burner to ignite the necessary oil to warm up your home. Without the oil being separated into that fine mist, it will not go up in flames, even if exposed to an open flame.

If you are looking for a new home, you may seriously want to give heating oil a consideration. It is safe, cost-effective, and it will last a very long time. The perks that you get, especially in areas that get hit with really cold temperatures, make it one of the best options available to homeowners today. To find out more about heating oil in your area, contact your local heating oil delivery company and find out what you would need in order to get your home set up to accept heating oil.

 
 

Wednesday 03 August, 2016

Keeping Kerosene Properly Allows It to Remain Useable Indefinitely

Kerosene is a great way to provide light and heat to your home when the electricity goes out, or if you are trying to live off the grid in a more sustainable manner. However, many people are a bit unsure of how to store kerosene to keep it usable for years. If you go through and keep your kerosene in an area where it cannot get contaminated, and you keep it off the ground and out of the elements, your kerosene could easily last you 5-15 years, if not longer.
Storing Your Kerosene After Delivery

You need to have a way to store your kerosene set up before it can be delivered. Most people use large drums, typically 55 gallon drums, that are quite thick and able to remain airtight when closed. These drums should not be set directly on the floor, but instead, propped up on a few two by fours so that they do not have any issues with anything burrowing up under the drum and chewing on the plastic. The drum needs a tight-fitting lid that will allow you to open it for filling, and a pump to allow you to take out small portions for lamps or other small items.

Your drum should also be blue, much as it would be if you were storing it in a small can, and be made of heavy-duty plastic. Red is easily identifiable as a gasoline can, but should anyone come into your home, barn, or garage, such as a fire official, they will instantly be able to recognize a small blue can, or a large blue drum, as a container for kerosene. Using a metal can has the potential of rusting should any water enter the container with the kerosene, which could leak your kerosene out and cause a contamination of your land, water, and potentially make you sick.

The only thing you need to do is make sure that you are keeping all water away from your kerosene, as this is going to cause it to become unusable after a very short amount of time.

If you are looking for more information about kerosene and its many uses, give your local kerosene delivery company a call. They can help you set up a system to hold your kerosene, so should you experience a power outage, you have the means to at least keep the lights on in your home.

 
 
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