What Size Oil Tank Do I Need For My Hudson Valley Home?
Depew Energy is here to help find you a tank for your needs
Do you know how long a heating oil tank will last?
In most cases, a steel heating oil tank has a life expectancy of between 15 and 25 years. This could vary, depending on how the tank is constructed. So if your heating oil tank is in its second decade, odds are good you’re going to need to replace it much sooner than later.
There are some things you have to think about before replacing your heating oil tank, what size oil tank you need being among them. We have some facts and tips to help you.
Heating Oil Tank Tips:
- What size is your current tank? The two specifications that matter are the capacity of the tank, which is measured in gallons, and the dimensions of the tank, which are the height, depth and width. If you have a newer tank, the capacity is likely listed on the nameplate. If it doesn’t, you will have to estimate the capacity based on the dimensions.
- A typical home heating oil tank is 275 gallons. However, there are different heating oil sizes depending on whether they are installed aboveground or underground. Common aboveground heating oil tank sizes are 288, 340, 420, 500, 550, 675, and 1000 gallons. Underground heating oil tanks can be much larger.
- Smaller homes most often need a 275-gallon oil tank, while larger ones (three or four bedrooms) need an oil tank between 300 and 400 gallons. Our experts can help determine what’s right for your Hudson Valley home.
- Size isn’t the only factor. You also need to take into consideration the size of where your tank will be, so measure it before you start shopping. Another factor is whether or not you will be building an addition on your home, as that will increase the heating load and affect what size tank you’ll need. You also have to think about the size and needs of your family, like if there are elderly people who need a warmer home, or if you spend long periods of time away from home.
The experts at Depew Energy are glad to answer any questions relating to your heating oil usage and heating oil tank. Contact us today to learn more, and see how we can help with your next home heating project.