What's the minimum oil will it take to keep our new apartment warm through the winter? We're in a relatively moderate climate (Pacific Northwest).
The tank is totally empty. The landlord says it's a good idea to keep it above 100 gallons at all time.
A few factors:
* We'll only be here one winter and don't want to buy more than we need.
* It's a 650 square foot apartment.
* We'll only be heating it from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. each week day when it's chilly, probably 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends.
*It's very rarely all that cold out here. The average daily low temperature is in the high 30s (F) three months a year, then in the 40s five months a eyar.
I saw this thread,
, but it applied to the Northeast, where people actually get cold in the winter. If we run out of oil, we'll probably just wear extra sweaters and be fine.
Again: we want to buy the least we can safetly get away with. How do we figure this out?