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Heating Oil Tank Safety: Storing a Cleaner, Greener Energy Source

- 9:59 am - October 18th, 2021

Heating Oil Tank Safety: Storing a Cleaner, Greener Energy Source

Being a heating oil customer isn’t a huge responsibility, but it does come with some safety tasks that you should check off your to-do list every now and then. With the leaves changing here in Massachusetts and Connecticut, we know winter is not far behind. That means that you’ll power up your oil-fired furnace or boiler when the temperatures start to dip. For safety reasons and to avoid any major malfunctions, you should take care to make sure that both your heating oil tank and heating system are in good shape before kicking on the heat this season. With your tank, it’s a good idea to inspect it occasionally, including over the summer. Keep reading to learn the primary things you should look for to make sure your tank is safe.

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Oil Tank Safety 101

Watch for Visible Signs of Corrosion or Leaks: Checking for signs of corrosion or leaks between regular inspections is your responsibility as the homeowner. Be sure to inspect your tank for any signs of corrosion before they turn into leaks, which could cause serious property and environmental damage.

Regular Maintenance and Inspection: As a heating oil user and homeowner, scheduling regular maintenance for your home heating equipment is crucial to maintaining an effective and efficient furnace or boiler heating system. As a part of your typical maintenance, you should also have your oil tank and its parts checked by a trained professional, which is always beneficial for the integrity of the tank and the safety of the home.

Tank Accessibility: If your tank is outside, make sure the path to your tank as well as your driveway is accessible for oil delivery, especially during the fall and winter. Icy ground or ground littered with leaves and debris can not only make delivering your oil difficult, but it can also create safety hazards for your driver. Make a plan to shovel snow and clear leaves and debris. This will make it a lot easier for your delivery driver to get you the fuel you need.

The Best Fuel for Your Tank: Cleaner, Greener Energy

A big part of taking care of your oil tank is choosing high-quality heating oil fuel. Bioheat® fuel is a blend of traditional home heating oil with biodiesel, which is made from natural, renewable resources such as soybean oil and recycled cooking oil. This eco-friendly fuel provides a number of benefits for your tank and energy savings, and it’s cleaner burning than traditional heating oil, making it a better option for the environment. Check out these benefits:

  • Burns cleaner so your system operates at peak efficiency and extends your equipment’s lifespan
  • Provides a more efficient burn for reduced consumption (which saves you money!)
  • Produces fewer emissions, reducing your carbon footprint and promoting better air quality
  • Biodegrades quickly and is virtually sulfur-free
  • Your heating oil appliances require no modifications whatsoever


At Noonan Energy, we’re proud to deliver Bioheat® fuel to all our customers.


Order Your Bioheat® Fuel Delivery Today

Taking care of your oil tank is easier than it seems. If you have any questions about your tank’s safety or safety precautions you can take with your heating oil tank, get in touch with us. When you're ready for your next delivery of Bioheat® fuel, be sure to order online or give us a call.


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