Warm Weather and Your Oil Tank

Condensation

One of the last things you probably have on your mind right now is your oil tank. But here’s why you should be thinking about it, especially if you’re not part of our automatic delivery program.

In warm weather, condensation can easily form inside a near-empty heating oil tank. Because water is denser than heating oil, it will settle to the bottom of your tank and create sediment. This “sludge” can get into your fuel line and clog it, causing a heating system breakdown. Sludge can also corrode your tank from the inside out.

The bottom line: condensation is damaging to your heating oil tank and keeping your tank full during the off-season is a smart way to prevent problems.

If you’re not in automatic delivery program, call us to request a fill-up so we can help you head off any condensation problems with your fuel tank. If you’re on automatic delivery, don’t worry. We make sure your tank has a proper level of fuel inside during the off-season.

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