Christmas Is Over…But Winter Isn’t | The Benefits of Choosing an Oil Tank For Your Heating Needs

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While Christmas might be over for another year, winter certainly isn’t, and it's important for homeowners to focus their minds on the fundamental job of keeping their households warm and comfortable during what remains of the colder months.

There are plenty of advantages to choosing oil tanks as a fuel storage solution for your home, and today we’re going to explore their many benefits, as well as underline the numerous steps you can take to properly maintain and prepare your oil tank for the ongoing winter season.

The benefits of an oil tank

One of the biggest advantages of using an oil tank as a fuel storage option is the safe, reliable source of fuel it affords your heating system. When an oil tank is installed by a professional like CT Tanks, they are designed to store large quantities of fuel—meaning that you can prepare for the cold weather ahead; offering peace of mind by stockpiling plenty of oil to keep your home warm and cosy throughout the winter. This can be especially useful in the event of a snowstorm or other extreme weather conditions that can cause power outages and disrupt your heating system and the delivery of fuel to your home.

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A cost-effective solution

Another benefit of using an oil tank is that it can save you money on fuel costs. Because of the storage capacity of a professionally installed tank, you can often purchase fuel in bulk at a lower price. This can help to offset the initial cost of purchasing and installing an oil tank, and can ultimately save you money over the long term. Choosing a high-quality bunded tank, which can last as long as 20 years, will also save costs in the long run, as you’re less likely to require repairs or a replacement tank in the near future.

Maintenance and preparation

While there’s a myriad of benefits involved with choosing an oil tank for the heating needs of your property, it’s important to remember that in order reap the rewards of oil tank ownership, they must be adequately maintained and prepared for the winter season. This includes regularly inspecting the tank for signs of wear and tear, such as cracks or leaks, and making any necessary repairs, or even replacements, for either your tank or concrete or slab tank base. It's also a good idea to have the tank professionally cleaned and serviced at least once a year to ensure that it is functioning correctly.

In addition to regular maintenance, it's also important to be prepared for the winter season by having a backup plan in case your oil tank runs out of fuel. This could include having a spare tank on hand or making arrangements with a fuel supplier to have emergency fuel delivered should the worst happen and you run out of fuel during winter.

How can CT Tanks help?

Oil tanks can provide a reliable and cost-effective fuel storage solution for homeowners during the winter months. However, it's important to properly maintain and prepare your oil tank to ensure that it is functioning effectively to provide the benefits that you need. By taking the time to properly care for your oil tank, you can enjoy the warmth and comfort of your home throughout the winter season and throughout the year. If you’d like any help or professional guidance on any of the issues mentioned in today’s blog, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. CT Tanks is here to keep you warm this winter.

Posted on December 28th 2022

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