You probably haven’t thought very much about your heating system lately, with temperatures hovering near the 90 degree mark the last few weeks here in New Jersey. But there’s one task you should tackle sooner than later if you want to keep your heating system healthy this offseason: schedule a heating oil delivery.
While tune-ups get a lot of press as THE way to keep your heating equipment running at its reliable best (and deservedly so), keeping your oil storage tank half full during the summer months is also high on the list of good things to do for your heating system.
Why? Well, in the months between heating system uses, condensation (water) can form inside an empty (or near empty) heating oil tank. That’s good news for the bacteria living in your heating oil, but not so good news for your oil or your tank. Those happy bacteria will eventually break down your heating oil, turning it into a fuel line and nozzle-jamming sludge that can lower your heating efficiency and even shut down your heating system.
Condensation can also speed tank failure: since water is heavier than heating oil, it will eventually sink to the bottom of your tank and corrode it from the inside out.
Needless to say, a failing heating oil tank is something you want to avoid.
The bottom line: keeping your oil tank at least half full during the offseason is one of the best ways to keep it healthy and out of trouble. Topping off your tank now could be a good way to save some money, too, since heating oil prices are often at their lowest during the offseason.
Need to top off your heating tank this summer? We can help you with an offseason heating oil delivery in NJ! And while you’re at it, why not sign up for why not sign up for our E-Z Pay Budget Plan and set yourself up for more predictable fuel bills next winter?
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