Serving the Sandhills since 1928
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Main Office, Aberdeen, NC Raeford, NC Office
(910) 944-2329 (910) 875-3596
Offices Located at
32265 Hwy. U.S. 1 South,
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions we receive at McNeill Oil and Propane.
We hope you find the answers helpful. Please contact us if you need further information.
What can I do to become a customer of McNeill Oil Company?
You can contact our office you have any questions. Once you’re ready, return to our front page and download and print off the application. You can then return it at to our office either by mail, fax, email or in person. Once the application is processed you will be contacted about scheduling an appointment to begin your service.
How can I pay my bill?
Your best option to pay by cash or check (in the office or by mail) within 10 days. Doing so allows you to take our early pay cash discount of $.05 per gallon. For your convenience we do take Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express over the phone at no additional charge.
Do you offer discounts?
We offer a net 10 cash discount of $.05 per gallon if the entire invoice is paid within 10 days by cash or check.
Do you offer any payment plans?
We offer our EZ-Pay Budget program to anyone that would like to enroll. Open enrollment begins in May with the first equal payment due in June. There are 11 equal payments due throughout the year, with May being the “payout” month, if any extra is owed. Please contact the office at any time to have your name added to a list to be enrolled in the coming year’s program.
I have another company’s propane tank. Can I switch?
Absolutely. If the tank is above ground and you’re current on your bill with the other company we can have the tank changed out with one of ours. Simply fill out an application, and once approved, we can schedule a time to swap tanks. We will then contact your current provider to let them know their tank is to be removed.
What are the benefits of Oil Heat?
You can feel the difference with oil heat. There are many technological reasons that contribute to the legendary warmth of oil heat. A high percentage of oil-heated systems are hydronic rather than warm air. Hydronic systems provide a more steady heat. Oilheat systems are sized to provide very fast recovery times for both space and water heating. Oil heat systems suffer very low infiltration losses; that is they draw relatively little air out of the building that must be replaced by cold outside air.
Is Oil Heat worth the price?
Oil heat is economical. If you adjust for inflation, the price of heating oil is actually less than it was in 1980! Plus, competition among local companies helps to ensure a better value.
Oil heat is efficient. Thanks to major advancements being made in oil heat burner technology, some oil heat systems now boast efficiency ratings of over 95%! Modern oil heat equipment actually burns less fuel. The average annual fuel consumption in 1973 was 1,294 gallons; and now it is only 833 gallons – that’s 35% less fuel.
Oil heat is dependable. There will always be a plentiful supply, even during the coldest winter months. In fact, the United States has a Strategic Petroleum Reserve with a capacity of 720 million barrels -- the world's largest emergency oil stockpile -- in addition to a two-million-barrel heating oil reserve. There are over 50 oil producing countries, and the U.S. is not dependent on any one country or region for its supply.
Oil heat’s price is right. Compared to the Consumer Price Index, which represents the average prices consumers pay on a wide range of products, oil heat has increased about half as much. In comparison, medical care has increased in cost by nearly 400%.
What can I do to save money on heating costs?
Regardless of the fuel you use to heat with, you should have your heating system professionally inspected, and tuned-up, if necessary. A central heating system is no different than an automobile which needs periodic inspection and maintenance. Making sure your heating equipment is running at its peak efficiency can save you up to 5% annually on your heating bills.
Install a programmable thermostat. These "smart" devices automatically adjust room temperature settings to energy-saving levels when you're sleeping or away from home, eliminating wasteful energy usage. The Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that a homeowner can save approximately 10 percent per year on heating and cooling costs by setting temperatures back 10 to 15 percent of the comfort level eight hours each day.
Weatherize your home with weather-stripping around doors and windows and insulation in crawl spaces and the attic. Seal air leaks on the exterior of your home with caulking. Install storm windows and doors. Insulate your water heater and hot water pipes. Seal and insulate ducts. Replace old windows or apply clear plastic film. The money spent on weatherization pays benefits year-round since it reduces summer cooling costs as well.
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