We are in the home stretch of winter. Spring arrives on March 20.
After some wicked winter storms, we’re glad to see winter go. And you’ll likely be glad to not have to use your home’s furnace or boiler as much.
You may be thinking, “Why do I need to fill my heating oil tank? It’s just going to sit there until next fall. I can do it then.”
There are reasons behind this. Once you learn about those reasons, you’ll see why keeping your heating oil tank full is a smart move.
Filling your tank now helps your heating oil tank fight its biggest foe: condensation.
Condensation forms on the walls of the empty space inside your heating oil tank. Because water is denser then heating oil, it sinks to the bottom of your tank. There, it creates the ideal environment for bacteria and other microorganisms to grow and flourish. The bacteria and microorganisms become sediment can enter your fuel lines and clog them up, causing your heating system to shut down. Sediment also corrodes your heating oil tank from the inside out, potentially causing the tank to fail.
In warmer weather, the development of condensation can accelerate, so leaving empty space in your tank until the fall is more of a risk.
Just when you think spring has sprung, Mother Nature could throw us another cold spell. If you don’t fill your heating oil tank, you’re risking not having enough heating oil to get through. That brings the worry and expense of an emergency delivery.
Another time cold weather can surprise us is in the fall. By filling your tank now, you’ll be ready for any early cold snaps.
Contact us today to schedule your heating oil tank fill-up. Don’t forget to ask about Automatic Delivery!