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Is It Time to Replace My Fuel Tank?

Written on: March 7, 2022

Heating oil and propane tank life expectancies

fuel tank installationHave you ever wondered how long the heating oil or propane tank on your Northeastern Pennsylvania property is supposed to last? Here’s the good news: fuel tanks are built for longevity. However, nothing lasts forever, so it is important to keep track of the age of yours and what kind of shape it’s in.

Heating oil tanks

The average heating oil tank will last approximately 15 years. How long yours lasts will depend on how well it’s maintained and how it’s constructed. Older tanks are made of steel. Modern tanks are made of plastic and fiberglass. They can last 50 years or more! The location of your tank’s connector valve also affects its longevity. When connector valves are at the bottom of the tank, they tend to last longer than those on the side of the tank.

Propane tanks

An aboveground propane tank can last 30 years or longer. That’s largely due to the very strict safety and durability protocols that govern them. How long your tank lasts will be determined by its size and how well it’s maintained.

An underground propane tank can last anywhere between 20 and 30 years. How long your tank lasts will depend a lot on what type of soil it’s in and how well it was installed.

Ace-Robbins Tanks & Monitoring

Ace-Robbins delivers, installs, and monitors both heating oil and propane tanks. We’ll also help you choose the right size tank for your household’s needs. Once installed, you’ll enjoy the following with your new tank:

If you sign up for tank monitoring with Ace-Robbins, you’ll never have to worry about having a fuel run-out. You’ll be able to see your tank level whenever and from wherever you like on our free mobile app. We’ll also keep an eye on your tank levels for you and schedule fuel deliveries accordingly.

Ace-Robbins serves customers in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Sullivan, and Wyoming County.

Contact Ace-Robbins today to learn more about tank installation and monitoring.