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Parts of an Oil Tank

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jan 11, 2019 2:24:00 PM

Oil tanks store fuel oil for heating systems on commercial and residential properties. They can be above-ground or underground, but even if you can see yours, you may be asking yourself, "How do oil tanks work?" Let's take a closer look at oil tank parts and how they work together to help heat your home.

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Topics: oil tanks

How to Prep for a Fuel Delivery

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Dec 18, 2018 8:07:18 AM

Whenever you schedule to have your oil or propane tank refilled with fuel, you are calling for a service that is not generally a DIY task. Understandably, you are putting your tank in the hands of professionals who know how to handle the task at hand. You, however, are the expert on the layout of your property and how to best navigate from your driveway to the location of your heating fuel tank.

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Topics: heating oil, home tips, oil tanks

Oil Tank Winterization

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Dec 3, 2018 12:07:16 PM

The weather is getting colder, and winter will be here before you know it. When you're preparing your home for cold weather, make sure you also get your oil tank ready for the winter season. This guide provides you with the tips you need to keep your oil tank functioning and your home warm and cozy throughout the winter.

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Topics: heating oil, oil tanks

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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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

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

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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Above-Ground vs. Underground and Outside vs. Inside Tanks

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jan 3, 2018 9:48:00 AM

When it comes to heating your home or business, few factors are more important in the long run than which type of tank you choose to use. There are tanks that rest above the ground or those that are buried below it, as well as tanks left outdoors and those kept indoors.

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Topics: propane, oil, oil tanks

How to Tell If Your Oil Tank Needs to Be Replaced

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Nov 28, 2017 9:32:07 AM

Questions about when to replace oil tank units are common among homeowners. Some of the most frequently asked questions are along the following lines:

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Topics: inspection, oil tanks

What Size Oil Tank Do I Need for My Home?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 22, 2017 10:15:04 AM

Being a homeowner means you always have to have one foot in the future. You're anticipating potential problems, needs, repairs and maintenance. With so much to think about, it can be easy to forget the less obvious systems in your home that need tending to. One of these systems is your oil heating system.

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Topics: heating oil, home tips, oil tanks

 

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