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What’s the Right Heating Oil Tank for You?

Standard tank sizes and what kinds of homes they serve

heating oil tanks massachusetts If you’ve lived in your house for ten years or less, there’s a decent chance that you have never had to replace your home’s heating oil tank. There’s a good reason for that: oil tanks can last for decades without issue.

But when your tank starts to fail, it isn’t a good idea not to delay replacing it. Heating oil leaks can lead to costly cleanups and environmental remediation. You can avoid this unpleasant surprise by being proactive and calling the pros at Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling.

How do you determine the right heating oil tank size?

From Canton to Sudbury and Brookline to Holliston, The Needham team provides dependable heating oil delivery. But as much as our customers love our friendly service, they don’t want to see us too often because their oil tank is too small.

When it’s time to arrange an oil tank replacement, we help our customers out by determining how much heating oil the household needs on hand at any given time. Here’s what we consider:

  1. How large is your home? Knowing how much space you need to heat informs how much oil you’ll use.
  2. Who lives in your home? If you have infants or older adults in your home (or plan to soon), you’ll need to keep indoor temperatures higher. Working from home also leads to elevated fuel usage.
  3. What are your winters like? It’s sometimes a good idea to have additional oil storage capacity in case inclement winter weather occurs and deliveries are delayed by snow and ice.

What are the standard heating oil tank sizes?

We sell, install and service top-of-the-line oil tanks from trusted manufacturers like Granby and Roth. Here are some standard sizes:

  • More compact models like 100-gallon and 165-gallon tanks can service a smaller residence.
  • 275-gallon tanks are common for standard-sized homes (around two to three bedrooms).
  • 330-gallon tanks are suitable for three to four-bedroom homes.
  • 400-gallon tanks are suitable for larger homes.

When should you call Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling?

Knowing if your old heating oil tank needs to be retired can sometimes be challenging. Most corrosion occurs inside the tank and can’t be easily observed. Still, there are a few telltale signs of a failing tank:

  • Rust and dents on the tank body
  • Moisture on the surface of the tank
  • Stray oil near the tank
  • Unstable tank legs or split fuel lines

Our technicians can inspect your current tank and tell you if it’s time for a replacement. Then, we can handle a seamless installation and safe disposal of your old tank. You’ll be amazed by the state-of-the-art design and construction of today’s heating oil tanks. They’re double-walled and virtually leakproof!

Don’t wait until your current tank springs a leak. Get in touch with the friendly professionals at Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling, and we can provide you with a free estimate.