A heating oil tank is a necessary part of all those homes and offices where heating oil is used as a primary source for heating water and the insides of the building. The ideal way to store oil is to keep it in a tank that meets stipulated safety standards and guidelines.
Storing oil at home is also important because it won't be a very good idea to go for buying oil every now and then. This would take up much of your time and increase cost because of retail purchase and transportation. Tanks for oil come for indoor and outdoor use both. They can be kept underground as well. As a buyer, you need to make sure that you are getting a good deal for the money you are spending. It is better to shell out a few bucks over and above the average cost to get a quality heating oil tank. It pays off in terms of safety and comfort in the long run.
Since tanks for oil come in different makes, shapes and sizes, you need to know a bit about them before you finally make the purchase decision. Here are a few a few things you should consider while purchasing an tank. These include capacity, material, protection, weather conditions and your budget. Tanks for oil are generally made of processed steel and plastic. The tanks come in single skin and double skin. Both have their usages and applications and their cost also differs. A double skin tank gives more protection against leakages and fire hazards. It is advisable to go for double skin tank if you are looking to hold large quantity of oil, say around and above 2000 liters. There is another kind of tank which is known as a bunded tank. It offers better protection than double skin tanks. The UK authorities stipulate a necessary inspection and approval for tanks above the capacity of 2500 liters.
Finally, we understand that the primary purpose of a tank for oil is obviously to store oil. It is not supposed to be fashionable, but if it has some aesthetic appeal then so much the better. Every time you look at it, it won't be an eye sore.
Whatever type of tank you purchase, servicing it at regular intervals will help you prevent malfunction, discomfort at odd hours, unnecessary expenditure on replacement of worn out parts and poor performance. When you go for regular servicing, you ensure a healthy environment for yourself and your family. In terms of cost, it just takes a fraction of money that you otherwise would have to spend on replacement of fittings and vents and calling a service during emergency. By taking care of the tank, you are not only preventing discomfort to yourself, but also helping improve the environment. Spills from the tank affect the soil and also flows with water into the river.
All in all, a heating oil tank would be a great addition to your home. It can also help in reducing electricity bills.