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Your Oil Tank And The Perils Of Heat And Humidity

Hot Summer Sun May Damage Oil Tanks

It might only May but we’ve already seen much of England basking in the high twenties. When the temperature rises it’s more likely that you’re thinking about how to keep yourself cool  and your heating system is the last thing on your mind. But what if we told you that this time of year is crucial for oil tank maintenance?

Your oil tank can suffer serious damage from summer heat and humidity if not properly cared for. Moist air can cause condensation inside the fuel storage tank, leading to buildup that can later corrode its structure. As a result of the corrosion, you may be faced with unexpected repairs or the need for a complete replacement of this expensive component of your heating system.

How to Protect Your Oil Tank

Luckily, there is a simple way to protect your property, your family, and your wallet from these issues: fuel up your tank in the off season.

When your tank is full, there is no space for invasive condensation or moisture to build up inside your tank.

The Benefits of a Summer Fill-Up

While the advantages of fueling up, like home safety and tank integrity, are obvious, there are other valuable perks like:

  • Extend the lifespan of your equipment
  • Take advantage of lower off-season fuel rates
  • Reduce the risk of leaks and property damage
  • Gain peace of mind

Source: Sandri

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