July 12, 2013

Modern technology has transformed the way we live our lives, and now everything from booking our annual holidays to controlling our home appliances can be done at the touch of a button on our array of gadgets.

For home heating oil users there a number of apps that are available to use with our smartphone or tablet, all of which help us make better use of our heating oil or heating oil appliances. Here are just a few.

Check-my-tank App

Worried about your heating oil supplies running out at the most inopportune moments? Well worry no more. The Check-my-tank App is available on both iPhone or Android, and uses ultrasonic sensors to allow you to get a glimpse inside your oil tank wherever you are in the world. And best of all, the app is completely free.

Oil Heating – Homeowner Service Checklist  Mobile App

While your heating oil tank should be services on an annual basis by an OFTEC registered technician, heating oil users should also be carrying out basic maintenance checks throughout the year. The free Oil Heating – Homeowner Service Checklist - Mobile App outlines the key steps that homeowners need to take before calling in professional technician.

The App is available on iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry/Playbook and Windows Mobile/Desktop.

My CO2 Calculator App

Many households are keen to become more energy efficient, and what better way to do this that to get a snapshot of your carbon footprint? Simply put in your list of daily activities and the My CO2 Calculator app, will let you know how much of a mark you are making on the planet.

The app will also provide you with a few simple ways to help lower this reading: what could be better?

iCamViewer App

With a spate of heating oil thefts across the country, homeowners are taking steps to ensure that their heating oil supplies are safeguarded, including investing in CCTV.

The free iCamViewer App will let you view your CCTV cameras wherever you are, helping you monitor any suspicious activity.

The App is available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

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