Written on: June 8, 2020
With summer just weeks away, now might not seem like the best time to schedule a heating oil delivery in southeastern PA – but if your oil tank is less than half full, it might just be the smartest thing you can do for your home heating system.
An empty steel heating oil tank is prone to a build-up of condensation (water) on its interior walls. That condensation creates two problems for your oil storage tank. First, it causes bacteria to proliferate in your fuel; over time, bacteria will turn oil into a thick sludge that will jam your fuel lines and potentially cause heating equipment breakdowns. Second, that condensation will eventually sink to the bottom of your oil tank (since water is heavier than oil), where it will cause corrosion or possibly even a tank failure.
The takeaway here: Water is bad for your heating oil storage tank, and one of the easiest way to reduce the likelihood of it forming is to keep your oil storage tank at least half full during the offseason. Filling your tank with oil now could be a good way to save some money, too, since heating oil prices in PA are often at their lowest during periods when demand for fuel is minimal.
Need an offseason heating oil delivery in Tunkhannock, PA or the surrounding area? Contact us and become an Ace-Robbins customer today. If you’re an existing Ace-Robbins will call customer, contact us today to set up a delivery time that works best for you.
Please note: At Ace-Robbins, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please see our COVID-19 Service Update Page to learn more about how we are working to keep your family and our crews safe and your heating oil deliveries coming during this challenging time.