About

Thank you for visiting the General Oil web site! General Oil Company of Quaker Hill is a locally owned business. We have been delivering fuel oil and installing heating equipment in Connecticut since 1969.

General Oil Company of Quaker Hill offers a variety of payment plans for fuel oil delivery including budget plans, automatic delivery, COD Delivery with Online Ordering and a Pre-Payment program.

In addition to fuel oil delivery, we also service many makes and models of oil fired heating equipment. Our experienced technicians can design and install heating systems for your Home and/or Business

 

2018 YEARLY BULLETIN:

The winter of 2017-18 proved to be a very inconsistent heating season, beginning with temperatures 30% colder than last year, a winter warming mid-January through February, and finishing with a record-breaking snowfall in March. With the price of oil remaining above $2.25/gallon and the cold snap just after the holidays, many families were forced to spend well above expectations for this past heating season. Many of our budget accounts fell behind significantly and next winter’s oil outlook is unfortunately not much better.

 

According to Gary Ross, Global Head of Oil Analytics and Chief Energy Economist at S&P Global Platts,

“Oil demand is growing so quickly that the market will absorb all the extra supply…China and India alone will take on an additional 1.1 million barrels per day. Meanwhile, oil inventories are sharply down, thanks to the OPEC cuts.”

 

With the winter months behind us and a forecast of increasing oil prices for the winter of 2018-19, it is now the time to think about upgrading your heating system. If your heating system is more than 15 years old, you are probably wasting money on energy costs. Although your oil burner may be rated in the top 80th percentile, your boiler may still be exhausting up to 30% of your heating dollars through the chimney. New, low mass, three-pass oil boilers with energy miser controls are making great strides in oil preservation. If your system is up-to-date, please remember to set up an annual maintenance appointment to be sure your equipment is operating at peak efficiency. Please call if you have any questions; we are available for recommendations and/or estimates.
As in the past, new budget plans will be offered. If you are interested, please note on the enclosed postcard. If you already have a budget account, we may need to adjust your payments according to the season’s demand. If you ended the season with a credit, we will incorporate the funds into your new budget. Additionally, if you have a balance, you will need to zero your account prior to beginning your new budget plan.
Although the cost of operations continues to rise, the cost of our labor will remain the same. Annual maintenance will be $120.00 with a daytime service call at $95.00 (parts and tax will be added to both calls).Our maintenance contract will be $195.00 plus tax. If you would like a copy, please check the appropriate box on your postcard. If you decide the contract is right for you, be sure to read it completely as all of your oil needs, including rental accounts, must be purchased from General Oil Co. in order for the contract to remain valid.
We continue to offer a $20 discount on yearly service if you pay at the time of service and schedule during May, June or July.
Tank insurance will remain at $44.95/year. If your 275-gallon oil tank (above-ground only) develops a leak, we will replace it with a new tank valued at approximately $2,500. Tank insurance will not be issued without an inspection.
The volume of credit and debit card payments continues to mandate a 1% conveyance fee.

Please fill out and return the enclosed postcard so we can best accommodate everyone’s schedules. A daytime telephone number is most helpful for scheduling purposes.
Please visit our website genoilcompany.com, where you can now pay your bill, order oil, check the price of oil, and check out new products in the oil heat market. You can also visit us on Facebook at General Oil .
Our goal at General Oil Company is to continue providing oil at the lowest possible price, while offering the best possible service. Thank you for your continued patronage.