Spring and summer are not only good times for cleaning, they’re also the season for making repairs and renovations. With warm weather arriving, and many households turning off their heating systems, now is a great time to consider whether your system needs any repairs or possibly replacements. Your oil tank is an important part of that system so keeping it up-to-date is necessary to ensure your system is working optimally and what better time is there to do so than when you’re not relying on it to keep your family warm.
Oil tanks have an average lifespan of fifteen to twenty years. There are many ways to tell whether yours may need to be serviced or possibly replaced. If the tank has rust or dents on the body, wet spots on the surface or underneath that may indicate a problem and you’ll want to have your tank looked at to determine the issue. Broken parts, like the fuel gauge, or unstable legs, can keep a tank from working efficiently. Stray oil appearing around the tank or oil being used up faster than usual could indicate a leak and should be addressed as soon as possible. All of these issues can be assessed by a professional technician to help you determine the best course of action for your system. If your tank is nearing the fifteen to twenty year mark you may want to consider purchasing a new one instead of going ahead with costly repairs.
When replacing an oil tank you’ll want to start with your insurance provider first, as they’ll be able to provide you with information on what is covered. Then you can begin to look for an installer. We suggest shopping around to find an installer you’re comfortable with. The highest or lowest price isn’t always the best option. A professional tank installer will be able to help determine the best place to put your tank, so it’s safe, within legal guidelines and accessible to the delivery driver. They’ll also be able to remove your old tank properly and safely.
West Nova Fuels and Superline Fuels’ certified technicians can help you with all your oil tank needs. We are the safe, clean and reliable oil tank contractor that services Amherst to Halifax to Yarmouth and everywhere in between. We are fully insured to support every oil tank installation we perform. Getting started now on having all your heating equipment properly serviced will save you lots of time and prevent you from running into issues when the cold weather returns this fall.