July 8, 2019
Summer is officially here. At this time of year, home comfort in the Northeast usually means relief from hot, sticky weather with air conditioning or a dip in the pool. It’s likely that your heating system is the last thing on your mind. But what if we told you that summer is a critical time for oil tank maintenance?
Summer heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your oil tank if it’s not properly cared for. Moisture can cause condensation inside the fuel oil storage tank, leading to buildup that can later corrode its structure. This corrosion may lead to unexpected repairs or the need to completely replace your oil tank.
How to Protect Your Oil Tank
There is one simple way to protect your oil tank and your wallet from these issues: fill your heating oil tank during the off season.
When your tank is full, there is no space for invasive moisture to build up inside of it. An extra tip: you can reduce the risk even further by keeping the space around your tank properly ventilated. Leave cellar windows open to increase air flow, unless your cooling system reaches the basement.
The Benefits of a Summer Fill-Up
It’s clear that fueling up during the summer is crucial to protect your home and your oil tank. However, there are some bonus advantages, too.
- Reduce risk of leaks and property damage
- Extend lifespan of your equipment
- Benefit from lower, off-season fuel prices
- Gain peace of mind
Have you taken precautionary measures to protect your oil tank from summer heat and humidity? Call Marshall Oil Company at (914) 764-5766 or contact us online to request a summer delivery for your oil tank in CT or NY.