Thousands of homes and businesses in Westchester and Putnam counties rely on Robison for timely deliveries of biofuel. Robison’s fleet of GPS-equipped trucks and our satellite-enhanced automatic dispatch system allows us to maximize the efficiency of our heating oil delivery services.
Robison makes sure that you get the heating oil you need when you need it.
Biofuel Heating Oil Overview
Biofuel heating oil is a blend made with No. 2 oil and biodiesel.
Biodiesel is made with vegetable oil such as soybean and palm oil with 90% regular heating oil. Biodiesel burns cleaner than regular diesel and is considered a renewable source of energy. Biodiesel also reduces the United States’ dependence on foreign oil because biofuel is made with corn or soybeans grown in the U.S.A.
Biofuel is delivered by tanker truck and that is where Robison comes in. We supply automatic biofuel oil delivery throughout the winter so you can stay warm.
What’s in Your Oil Tank?
As a part of the Robison advantage, we are including the UltraGuard™ treatment with each delivery at no additional charge. UltraGuard™ is a heating oil treatment that reduces fuel-related service calls and increases customer satisfaction with oil heat. It contains stabilizers, organic dispersants, a corrosion inhibitor, and a detergent.
Why choose UltraGuard™?
- Improves fuel stability
- Extends equipment efficiency after a tune-up
- Helps maintain peak efficiency
- Improves system reliability
- Keeps lines, filters, strainers and nozzles clean
- Lubricates key components
- Corrosion inhibitors protect your system and tank
- Works with all oil heating systems
Price Protection Plans
Heating your home during the cold winter months is not a luxury. It is an absolute necessity. Robison offers several Price Protection Plans to help you afford quality home heating oil. Robison’s various Price Protection Plans mean you can afford high quality heating oil and service while managing your budget.
When you Pre-buy heating oil from Robison, you lock in a rate that guarantees your heating oil prices won’t rise unexpectedly during the contracted time period. Pre-buy protection insulates you and your heating oil costs from the variations of the energy market.
When you select Pre-buy Protection, you pay a single payment upfront for as much fuel oil as you would like to buy (up to a total of an 18-month projected consumption) and the oil will be delivered to you throughout the heating season as you need it. The oil is yours to keep. If you do not use it all this season it will remain on your account for the next season.
Price Cap Protection Plan
Robison’s Price Cap Protection Plan puts a cap on your heating oil price that guarantees not to exceed the contracted cap price. The cap plan protects you from price spikes, but still gives to you benefit of any price drops in heating oil prices. So, if the daily cost of heating oil rises, you will still pay the lower contracted price.
Because our suppliers charge a premium for this type of upside/downside price protection, customers that choose our Price Cap Protection Plan will pay a small service fee. This service fee can be included in your budget payment plan and spread out over the course of 11 months.
You will never have to worry about monitoring the prices of oil with the Fixed Price Protection Plan. This plan allows you to lock in a guaranteed fixed price during your contracted time period. This means the price will not go up or down. It will remain at the agreed upon price. The oil will be delivered to you throughout the heating season as you need it.
Budget Payment Plan
In addition to our price protection plans, we also offer monthly budget plan. Our budget plan is a great way for you to take control of your finances during the winter months. Many of our customers are sensitive to the fact that heating oil bills tend to peak in December and January, right around the holidays. In fact, 80% of your annual heating oil expense is incurred from October to April. Our budget payment plan takes the annual consumption and spreads your payment out over a number of months. The monthly payments allow you to budget for your heating cost easily and it also means you will have more cash on hand during the winter months.
To learn more about our heating oil delivery services, please read our frequently asked questions below.
Is oil heat an efficient way to heat a home?
Oil heat has always provided efficient and affordable warmth and it’s gotten even better in recent years. Many oil-fired systems now display the prestigious Energy Star Label, which signifies that they are technologically advanced and clean burning. Some oil heat systems have efficiency ratings that exceed 90%.
Are there adequate supplies of heating oil?
It’s been more than 30 years since there was a significant problem with energy supplies. Today, improvements in drilling technology have opened up reserves in more countries than ever.
The United States also has a Strategic Petroleum Reserve with nearly 700 million barrels in place. It’s the world’s largest emergency oil stockpile. A few years ago, the U.S. also established a two-million-barrel heating oil service.
What’s the easiest way to get a delivery?
The easiest way to get heating oil is through automatic delivery. The oil company normally counts “degree-days” to keep track of how cold the weather has been and calculates an individual burn rate for each customer. This lets the company know just when a customer will need a delivery, long before most people would know it themselves.
Automatic delivery doesn’t mean more fuel is burned. It provides peace of mind because you don’t have to think twice about how much fuel is in your tank.
What should I do about an old system?
An old oil heat system is no different than any other outdated heating system, regardless of the fuel used. Old systems can generate higher than necessary fuel bills, but they can easily be replaced with equipment that incorporates new oil heat technology.
The nonprofit Consumer Energy Council of America concluded that changing fuel sources does not make “economic sense” and a better investment would be to upgrade an older system to new equipment in order to improve efficiency.
How do I know if my system should be replaced?
Oil heat systems typically last 30 years and longer. However, the older the system the greater the gain in efficiency and cleanliness through upgrading. If your oil heat system is less than 25 years old, you are already benefiting from some of the technological advances of Clearburn Science.
Besides a total replacement, are there lower-cost ways to improve an oil heat system’s efficiency?
A professional tune-up can increase efficiency by up to 5%. Homeowners can also improve efficiency-by as much as 25% – if they replace an old burner with a modern, flame-retention burner rather than replacing the entire furnace or boiler. Purchasing a new burner is a modest investment with a rapid payback. It is estimated that flame-retention burners have saved homeowners billions of dollars in fuel costs and have conserved more than six billion gallons of oil.
Robison is family owned and operated. We have been serving the Westchester and Putnam counties since 1921. Robison is dedicated to bringing its customers the best heating oil service in the market.
If you need a quality and timely heating oil delivery and service, with guaranteed competitive prices combined with a host of other great home services, call Robison today.
Contact us for dependable heating oil delivery in Westchester and Putnam counties, NY.