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Oil Tank Insurance

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 24, 2018 5:40:00 AM

In many homes throughout the Northeast of the United States, oil tanks provide heat to families. Oil tanks are built to last for decades and can hold anywhere from 250 to 1,000 gallons of oil, depending on the size of the tank. However, problems can occur with this type of heating system as age, and the elements take their toll on the body of the tank.

One of the common issues that arise with oil tanks is the formation of leaks. When a leak opens up along the body of a tank, petroleum oozes to the outside. Such leakage can inflict a range of harmful and damaging effects. Unfortunately, such damage is rarely covered under conventional homeowner's insurance policies. For coverage, you need to have an oil tank insurance policy.

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Topics: oil tanks

How to Remove Water From an Oil Tank

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 13, 2018 12:15:36 PM

If your home heating system runs on oil, then you rely on your oil tank to safely store and protect that oil. Unfortunately, oil tanks aren't impenetrable, so you may experience the common problem of water making its way into your tank.

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Topics: heating oil, oil tanks

Your Home Temperature's Effect on Sleep

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 5, 2018 6:41:00 AM

More than one in three Americans suffer from sleep deprivation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you're among the more than 30 percent of individuals who aren't getting the optimal amount of shut-eye you need each night, it could affect your health. In fact, the Sleep Research Society and American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommend a minimum of seven hours of sleep each night for adults between the ages of 18 and 60 years old to promote good health and well-being.

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Topics: home tips

How to Choose an Oil Company

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Aug 28, 2018 3:00:49 PM

Choosing a fuel oil company can be a daunting task. On the surface and at first glance, all propane and oil suppliers seem relatively similar. They all claim good things, but how do you know for sure which ones are better than others? What makes one good, and what are the things you should be looking for in an oil company, anyway?

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Topics: heating oil

How Often to Service Your Oil Furnace and Tank

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Aug 2, 2018 8:39:13 AM

As summer begins to wind down and fall begins to appear on the horizon, there’s a lot to do to get our homes in shape for the winter. There might be outdoor chores to complete, storm windows to put in, patios to pack up and more. One of the tasks you certainly won’t want to neglect, however, is the maintenance of your oil furnace or tank.

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Topics: oil tanks, oil furnace

The Best Ways to Prevent Running out of Heating Fuel

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jul 23, 2018 1:30:18 PM

If you're one of the millions of homeowners who use propane or heating oil to warm your home during freezing Northern winters, one of the biggest headaches of the season is likely checking the status of your oil. Heating oil is an essential element of your home. But many people fail to upkeep this crucial system.

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When Is the Best Time to Buy Heating Oil?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jul 9, 2018 10:04:19 AM

Heating oil, also known as No. 2 Fuel Oil, has been used to heat homes since the invention of the oil burner in the 1920s. Since then, it has remained a popular option for millions of Americans in regions with freezing, snowy winters.

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Topics: heating oil, oil

When Should I Replace My A/C Unit

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jun 13, 2018 8:42:21 AM

When is it necessary to replace an A/C system? It really depends on the age of the A/C and its current condition. The time when it is best to replace an air conditioner depends on how many years have passed since the original installation date and whether it would cost less to repair or replace the A/C system. To determine when it would be best to replace your central air system, consider the options in the scenarios covered in this article.

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Home Propane Safety

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jun 5, 2018 11:58:06 AM

Propane is clean, efficient and economical. Every year, an increasing number of Americans are making the choice to switch to propane. When home builders construct new houses, they are more likely to build them to run on propane.

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Topics: propane, home tips

What to Do If Your Oil Tank Is Leaking

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on May 21, 2018 8:34:55 AM

As a homeowner, you face many potential problems. Fire, wind damage, floods and even earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes affect property in some parts of the United States. But one area many homeowners don’t consider is the problem of an oil tank leak. Depending on whether your oil tank is located inside or outside, the size of the leak and how long it’s been taking place, there is the potential not only for dramatic pollution problems, but some serious costs as well.

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Topics: oil tanks

 

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