What Size Heating Oil Tank Do I Need?

Posted: February 14, 2022

Murray-Heutz has the right tank for you!

oil tank installation maineHeating oil tanks are designed and built for durability. But there will come a time that they need to be replaced.

If your heating oil tank is more than 20 years old, it’s time to start considering replacing it. You don’t want to be caught off guard by a tank failure of have to deal with the worry, expense, and inconvenience that go with it.

You can trust that the experienced professionals at Murray-Heutz will install your heating oil tank meeting all regulations and codes, get any required permits, will handle disposing of your old heating oil tank, and will make you aware of any municipal or state fees for tank disposal.

We also offer the affordable TankSure® protection program, which provides up to $1,800 of replacement coverage towards a new tank, a comprehensive heating oil tank inspection that includes an ultrasonic test, and a sacrificial anode rod to help your heating oil tank last longer.

Before you go shopping for a new heating oil tank, there are a few things to consider.

The size of your heating oil tank

The two figures to consider are the capacity of your heating oil tank (in gallons) and the tank’s dimensions (height, length, and width).

The tank’s capacity is nearly always imprinted on it. If your tank doesn’t have this number, use the dimensions to calculate the capacity.

A typical home heating oil tank holds 275 gallons and is either vertical (275V) or horizontal (275H). Other aboveground tank sizes include 288, 340, 420, 500, 550, 675, and 1,000 gallons.

More heating oil tank tips

The most crucial step is to measure the area where your new heating oil tank will be installed to be sure it fits.

When it comes to heating oil, be sure to talk about your needs now and in the future with Murray-Heutz’s heating oil professionals. If you’re planning on expanding your family, adding onto your home, or having elderly parents move in, you’ll need more heating oil, so you may need a larger tank than your current one.

With reliable heating oil delivery to Augusta, Lewiston, and all around Central Maine, you can trust Murray-Heutz to keep your home warm and comfortable. Become a customer today!