You may have heard the saying about “getting better with age.” But that’s certainly not true if you’re talking about oil tanks. If your oil tank is more than 30 years old, it’s a good idea to speak with your local Wisconsin oilheat dealer about your replacement options.
Oil storage tanks can last for many years, but they eventually do give out. Life spans vary depending on the humidity, the thickness of the steel and more. And when tanks do fail, it’s hard to see it coming, because they generally erode from the inside out.
What’s New In Oil Tanks?
To avoid the headaches that will come if your tank fails, it’s a good idea to investigate your options in new aboveground tanks. Today’s oil tanks are light-years ahead of old models because they are virtually leak-proof and have features that include:
- sleek designs
- double-wall construction that includes an outer tank of corrosion-resistant galvanized steel
- leak-detection system
- long-term warranties
Here’s another great feature: modern aboveground tanks generally can be installed in small or unusually shaped spaces.
To sum up, today’s aboveground oil storage tanks provide peace of mind and convenience—in addition to all the other benefits of heating your home with oil!
Contact your local heating oil company to explore your options in new oil storage tanks and get details about any possible rebates for an oil tank upgrade.