Tips for Buying a New Oil Tank

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.

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West Nova Fuels Bridgewater

570 Logan Road
Wileville, Nova Scotia
B4V 9C7
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65 MacCulloch Rd
Cookville, Nova Scotia
B4V 7P1
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218 Victoria Street
Digby, Nova Scotia
B0V 1A0
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3451 Barrington St
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 2X8
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909 Park St
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 5H3
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73 Falkland St
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
B0J 2C0
Burner Service: 902-634-4700
Chester: 902-275-4775
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

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3306 Highway 2
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
B0M 1S0
Springhill: 902-763-3303
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

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28 Highway 358 Greenwich
Port Williams, Nova Scotia
B4P 2R2
Hantsport: 902-684-3324
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91 Falls Lane Rd.
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
B0T 1W0
Propane: 902-530-3150
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208 Industrial Ave
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 6V4
North Shore: 902-548-2991
Springhill: 902-763-3303
Open: 8am – 4:30pm

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RR2; 15048 Highway 1
Kingston, Nova Scotia
B0P 1R0
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6006 Highway 14,
Garlands Crossing
Windsor, Nova Scotia
B0N 2T0
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20 Falls Point Rd
Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia
B0W 2E0
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211 Water St
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
B5A 1L9
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