Do You Heat Your Home With Oil? You May Be Due for an Oil Tank Replacement

If you heat your home with oil, then your system relies on several different parts to get your home toasty and comfortable. Some of these include the filter, fuel pump, thermostat, and combustion chamber.

But there’s one component that tends to stand out above the rest – the oil tank itself.

Your oil tank has the job of storing your oil until it needs to be heated up. And if it can’t do its job due to damage or old age, the rest of your system’s components won’t have a job to do either. If you need a new tank, book your replacement services with us. We’re here to help any and all of Armstrong County’s heating needs.

How Do I Know if My Oil Tank Needs To Be Replaced?

Not sure if a replacement is in order for your household’s oil tank? Here are some signs to watch for.

  • It’s old. If your tank is over 15 years old, there’s a chance that it’s simply past its prime and needs to be replaced, although some systems can last up to 25 years when properly maintained. That said, the older the system, the more prone to damage, so this is something to be wary of as your system ages.
  • It has damage. Sometimes damage occurs due to normal wear and tear, while other times an accident occurs that causes a crack or dent. Regardless, any type of damage will compromise the integrity of the tank, and a replacement may be your best option – especially if it’s on the older side already.
  • It needs to be upgraded. If you get a new heating system, your old tank might not be compatible with the new components you’re incorporating. Fortunately, a new system usually means heightened efficiency, so an upgrade could result in money savings over time.
  • It’s not functioning as efficiently. If you’re noticing a drop in efficiency, it could mean your system’s too old to keep up anymore. A replacement should get you back to where you need to be.

Things to Consider When Replacing Your Oil Tank

A few questions to consider before making your new tank purchase include:

  • What size tank do you need? Do you need the same size as your previous one or would a bigger or smaller one be more appropriate?
  • What material would be better suited for your needs – plastic or steel?
  • Are there any local permits or regulations you should investigate before moving forward?
  • What maintenance is required for the model you’re investing in?

Hire Our Professionals for Installation

Oil tank installation is not a DIY project. It can be dangerous, harmful to the environment if oil is spilled, and you won’t get those high efficiency levels if it’s done incorrectly. Hiring a certified, licensed, and qualified tech from the start is a must – book with our team of experts by calling or booking online today.


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