The fall and winter months in Connecticut can get very cold. While you might be nice and warm now, you won’t be if your home heating oil tank goes out. A home heating oil tank is an integral part of your home heating system and if you want to stay warm during the cold Connecticut winters you want to make sure that your heating oil system is in tip top shape.
Although there are many reasons why it might be time to replace your heating oil tank, below are three of the most common:
The first and most obvious sign that you should look into getting a replacement heating oil tank is that it is getting old. If it has been several years since you’ve had your home heating oil tank checked by a professional, or you just don’t know the last time it was checked, you should consider having your local HVAC professionals come out and check on your oil tank.
If there’s nothing wrong with it, then you will have peace of mind, but if your heating oil tank needs to be repaired or replaced, the professionals can provide you with the best information to make the right decision for your home. They can also remove the old oil tank and install the new one.
Even the highest quality home heating oil can deposit sludgy residue on the bottom of your tank that over time can build up and cause the tank to rust. Eventually the deteriorated tank bottom can spring leaks which wastes your money and can contaminate water if there is any close by.
If you find that your heating oil tank has started to leak, you should call your local HVAC experts immediately and have them see if a repair is possible. Otherwise, they can replace your tank and ensure you don’t have any issues with leaking oil.
Usually when your home heating oil tank wears out, it will start on the inside and slowly erode outwards. However, if your tank is in a place where it is exposed to the elements such as excessive sunlight, snowstorms, or rainstorms, it can take external damage. Signs of external damage include dents, rust, and chipping paint.
In addition to being caused by outside elements, external signs of wear on a heating oil tank could also be an indicator of more serious issues going on inside the tank. If you are noticing external signs of wear on your heating oil tank, it is best to call your local HVAC company and have them inspect your tank.
Having a warm home during Connecticut’s cold fall and winter months is a must! The professionals at Aiello Home Services have been keeping homes in the Connecticut area warm all winter long and as efficiently as possible.
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