June 18, 2018

Residential Heating Oil

Martin Oil Company delivers products to residential and commercial customers over a very wide area. Delivery to residential customers begins at 100 gallons. Because we place a high premium on local customer service, we deliver from six area offices.


Located in northern Blair County, is our main office at 528 North First Street, Bellwood, PA 16617.

Phone numbers are (814) 742-8438 or 800-252-3868.

Fax is (814) 742-8458.



Located in western Huntingdon County along Route 22, next to a Martin General Store, the address is 5468 William Penn Highway, Alexandria, PA 16611.

Phone numbers are (814) 669-4427 or 800-905-4645.

Fax is 669-4630.

Shade Gap

The Shade Gap office at 22545 Decorum Road, Neelyton, PA,

Serving customers in southern Huntingdon, Fulton and Franklin counties.

Phone is 814-259-3130


Located in Cambria County, along Route 22 just west of 219, in a restored barn next to Martin General Store, the address is 4059 Admiral Peary Highway, Ebensburg, PA 15931.

Phone numbers are (814) 471-2783 or 800-287-7978.


Our Bedford office, formerly known as Zembower Oil, a new office of the Martin Oil Family, in Bedford PA.

Located at 235 Railroad St.

Phone number is (814) 623-2148.


This office, formerly Barkman Oil, serves a wide area from Woodbury and Hopewell in northern Bedford County.  In addition to selling petroleum, our Woodbury office is home to Barkman HVAC Service, with a complete installation and service department for heating and air conditioning.

Located in Northern Bedford County, the address is 3793 Woodbury Pike, Woodbury, PA 16695.  Phone: 1-800-422-7289 or 814-766-2228.


Fuel Delivery Options


Automatic Delivery

For greatest heating convenience, choose Automatic Delivery. By means of our computerized Degree Day system, we anticipate your fuel use and deliver automatically when you need fuel. Deliveries are based on the outside temperature and your past purchase history-which we assume to be typical of your use. Usually, once Automatic Delivery and your pattern of use are established, there's no need to call. Important exceptions are spelled out below. Please read carefully.

With Automatic Delivery, running out of fuel is extremely unlikely. Should you run out of fuel due to our error, delivery will be made at any time, at no additional cost.

We require ten days written notice to start or end Automatic Delivery, to keep everyone on the same page. If you begin Automatic Delivery as a new customer, it will be indicated on your Welcome Letter. Automatic Delivery requires credit and delivery approval.

Exceptions to your usual use require attention, if you are on Automatic Delivery. If there are changes in your consumption-an increase or decrease-- it is your responsibility to notify us. Using more or less fuel can cause a run-out, or even a tank over-fill. These problems can be costly-and would be your responsibility. Here are some things that can affect consumption:

The addition of a new room or rooms

Change in the household-a retirement, an elderly parent, or new baby

Installing or removing an oil-fired hot water tank

Going on an extended winter vacation

Moving out of your home

We can adjust deliveries to reflect your new use, in many cases. But if your consumption will remain inconsistent, you should not be on Automatic Delivery.

Automatic Delivery is not recommended in certain circumstances, where fuel use in unpredictable. You should not be on Automatic if:

You use a heat pump, wood burner, or other alternate heat source

You do not live in the residence full-time: it's a summer home or seasonal camp


Will-Call Delivery

With Will-Call Delivery, customers watch their tanks and call when delivery is needed. We pride ourselves on delivering quickly. Some people prefer Will-Call Delivery to better control the timing or amount of delivery.

If you have an alternate heat source, such as a wood burner or heat pump, Will-Call Delivery is recommended. If you are planning to move, or don't live in your home for extended periods, you should be on Will-Call. With Will-Call Delivery:

Base price starts at 100 gallons. Delivery under 100 gallons incurs a delivery fee.

After hours emergency delivery is made at an additional charge.


About Choice and Service

Heating with oil is not like heating with natural gas or electricity, because you are not dealing with a big utility. You own your supply. You control when and how much you buy at one time. Most importantly, you have a choice of suppliers. Most oil companies are small businesses run by independent distributors. You can make your purchase decisions based on the service you receive, as well as the price.

Customer service has long been the "calling card" of Martin Oil Company. We take it very seriously. We also strive to meet your needs as fully as possible, so we offer many service and payment options. Many oil companies come and go. We've been in business since 1962. Customer service, and sound business practices, are the reasons why.


About Home Heating Systems and Tanks

There are basically two types of oil heating systems: hot air and hot water. A hot air furnace forces heated air through ducts to registers or vents. A hot water boiler pumps hot water through baseboard pipes. Either type of system benefits from an annual cleaning and tune-up. This keeps the system's efficiency up, and costs down. Oil heat is also frequently used in conjunction with a heat pump, as heat pumps tend to be inefficient at colder temperatures. Always use a professional service company and have your tank serviced regularly.

The typical home heating oil tank is 275 gallons. The functional capacity is considered to be 250 gallons. Sometimes two tanks are piped together, giving a capacity of 500 gallons. Some properties have larger capacity. The typical delivery is 150 gallons or more.

Tanks inside a house - usually in the basement --- can use regular heating oil. Tanks that are outside require heating oil with a winterizing additive, to prevent it from gelling.

Some residential heating oil tanks are buried underground. These are generally of 1,000 gallon capacity. Underground tanks can use regular heating oil. Only tanks that are larger than 1,100 gallons are regulated by the PA Department of Environmental Protection.

Tanks and heating systems generally have a long life. It is your responsibility to examine your tank, piping, and heating system, and to see that all are properly installed and maintained.