Heating oil tanks are durable and are made to last. But all good things must come to an end, and that includes your heating oil tank, eventually.
That end may be coming soon for your home’s heating oil tank. It may be outdated, or be showing signs of wear. Also, your heating oil needs might have changed, especially if you built an addition onto your Newburgh area home and are using more heating oil now.
Before you choose a new heating oil tank, you need to know what size tank you need.
Know what size oil tank you currently have. Two figures are key here: The capacity of the tank (measured in gallons) and the dimensions of the tank (depth, width, and height). Newer tanks usually have the capacity listed on the nameplate. With an older tank, you’ll have to use the dimensions to estimate the capacity.
Know what size heating oil tanks are out there. The standard size for a residential heating oil tank is 275 gallons. It can be either vertical (called a 275V) or horizontal (a 275H). The tank size may vary depending on whether it is installed above ground (and that includes in your basement as well as outdoors) or underground. The standard above ground oil tank sizes include 288, 340, 420, 500, 550, 675 and 1,000 gallons. Underground tanks can be much larger.
That’s the beginning. You have some other things to consider.
Depew Energy can help with heating oil tank selection and installation. Get in touch with us to get started!
You can count on Depew Energy for reliable and safe delivery of top-quality heating oil to your home. Contact us to learn more and don’t forget to ask about our automatic heating oil delivery this season!