Fill Up Your Heating Oil Tank To Avoid Sludge

- 12:06 pm - May 18th, 2015

After a long winter, the weather is finally warm enough to turn off your heating system, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to forget about your heating tank! Even though the snow and cold are out of sight and out of mind, it’s important that Pennsylvania homeowners make sure their fuel oil tanks are completely filled. Leaving a fuel oil tank only partially full may subject you to major problems come winter.

Empty space in your tank can lead to sludge, which can be very costly to remove. Sludge forms due to condensation, which occurs when air fills the empty space in your tank. The sludge will taint your fuel and tank and force you into an expensive tank filtration. 

In addition to avoiding tank sludge, your house may still need fuel oil for appliances that run on it even when your heating system is turned off. For example, you may have an oil-fueled hot water heater, pool heater, or generator, all of which need a steady supply of heating oil. 

Contact us today for to fill up your tank for the summer.