A new generation of tanks makes heating oil storage ultra-safe
Just as boilers and furnaces will eventually “age out,” so will your fuel tank. Warning signs that your tank may need to be replaced include evidence of corrosion, sagging tank legs, clogs or restrictions in the fill cap or the vent cap, and, of course, signs of spills.
If you have any doubt, or if you want to prevent problems before they occur, call your full-service oilheat dealer today, and they will be glad to inspect your tank
Once you have determined that it’s time to replace your heating oil tank, we’ve got good news: designed with corrosion-resistant materials, today’s tanks can last for decades. Plus, new technology allows for remote monitoring to protect against the rare event of a leak and guarantees that you will always have a sufficient supply of heating oil on hand.
How long can I expect my tank to last?
Oil storage tanks can last for many years, but like anything else they eventually need to be replaced. Life spans vary depending on the humidity in the environment, the thickness of the tank’s steel and other factors. When tanks do fail, it’s hard to see it coming, because they generally erode from the inside out.
To avoid the headaches that result from a tank failure, it’s a good idea to investigate your options in new aboveground tanks before you need one. Today’s fuel storage tanks are light-years ahead of old models, because they are virtually leakproof and have features that include:
- double-wall construction, with an outer tank of corrosion-resistant galvanized steel
- leak-detection systems
- long-term warranties
- sleek designs that can generally be installed in small or unusually shaped spaces
Today’s aboveground oil storage tanks provide peace of mind and convenience—in addition to all the other benefits of heating your home with oil!