Is Spring a Good Time to Replace My Oil Tank?

oil tank on slab base

As the green shoots of daffodils start to burst through the grasslands, the sign that spring is on the way, your heating oil tank probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind. 

But, in fact, spring is actually the perfect time to start thinking about replacing your fuel storage tank. The majority of domestic oil tanks have a lifespan of around 25 years, which means if your home was built before the turn of the century, and you’ve not yet needed to purchase a new tank, it’s probably time for an upgrade. 

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of replacing your heating oil tank during the milder season.


There are numerous reasons why upgrading your heating oil tank during the off-season is a wise choice. While many homeowners cite affordability as the key decision-making factor when opting for a tank upgrade, the good news for those savvy spring shoppers is that not only will heating oil be cheaper during the warmer months—as the need for home heat decreases for the season—the long-term savings of an energy-efficient new tank will also help reduce your energy bills.  

So, the combination of a cost-effective new tank, filled with less expensive heating oil, might persuade you to make the choice for a replacement.

oil tank in spring garden

Be prepared for next winter

Once the snow and hard ice have melted and the vestiges of winter cleared, it’s easy to forget just how quickly the colder months can come around again. 

With that in mind, the last position you want to find yourself in during the depths of winter is with a faulty, outdated tank that could’ve been replaced in the spring. So, to avoid a potentially disastrous situation, and tackle any oil tank issues now, it’s at least worth checking with an industry professional to assess your tank and concrete or slab base and the potential for an upgrade. Even if you think your system is working as it should be, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Flexible installation

The spring can often afford a little more flexibility when it comes to scheduling a tank installation, as the demand for heat is obviously greatest during the colder months—or in the autumn when homeowners anticipate the onset of winter. While you can always expect a professional installation by the CT Tanks team, spring is generally a quieter time for us and often easier to book an appointment.

When it comes to the important job of heating your home, you want to be confident that your fuel storage tank has been installed properly. Having been in business for over 25 years, CT Tanks have installed countless aboveground storage tanks, following strict OFTEC protocols to ensure that your fuel is stored safely and that there will be no interruption in fuel flow when the temperatures drop.

How can CT Tanks help?

All of our installation technicians have been trained in the industry-standard best practices for installing above-ground fuel tanks. We install tanks by such respected brands as Deso, Atlas, Titan and Kingspan—both single-skin and bunded—so you can be sure that once your fuel tank is installed, you won’t need a replacement for many years. Why not get in touch and see how we can help?

Posted on January 31st 2023

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