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What Size Heating Oil Tank Do I Need?

Posted: February 14, 2022

Pioneer Oil & Propane is here to help!

oil tank options massachusettsHeating oil tanks are built to last. However, you’ll eventually need to replace the one at your Central Massachusetts home.

If your heating oil tank is more than 20 years old, it’s time to start planning to replace it. You don’t want to be caught off guard by a tank failure of having to deal with the worry, expense, and inconvenience that go with it.

You can rely on the specialists at Pioneer Oil & Propane to install your heating oil tank according to all rules and codes, obtain any necessary permits, handle the disposal of your old heating oil tank, and inform you about any municipal or state fees for tank disposal.

We also offer the affordable Tank Secure protection program, which is a tank replacement warranty.

Before you go shopping for a new heating oil tank, there are a few things to consider.

The size of your heating oil tank

The capacity of your heating oil tank (in gallons) and the tank’s dimensions (height, length, and width) need to be taken into account.

The capacity of your tank is generally imprinted on it. If your tank doesn’t have this figure, use the dimensions to calculate the capacity.

A typical home heating oil tank holds 275 gallons and is either vertical (275V) or horizontal (275H). Other aboveground tank sizes include 288, 340, 420, 500, 550, 675, and 1,000 gallons.

What to do before installing a new heating oil tank

The first step is to obtain a precise measurement of the area where your new heating oil tank will be placed. This way, you know your new one will fit.

When it comes to heating oil, make sure you discuss your requirements now and in the future with Pioneer’s heating oil experts. If you’re planning on expanding your family, adding onto your home, or having elderly parents move in, you’ll be using more heating oil, and you may need a larger tank than your current one.

With reliable heating oil delivery to Auburn, Athol, and all around Central Massachusetts, you can trust Pioneer Oil & Propane to keep your home warm and comfortable. Become a customer today!