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Homeowner’s Guide to Replacing Your Basement Tank April 3, 2018

West Haven, New Haven County
Homeowner’s Guide to Replacing Your Basement Tank, West Haven, Connecticut

Basement heating oil tanks work hard over their lifetime to heat your home and keep your family comfortable. Since these tanks last for many years, homeowners often don’t give them a second thought until their tank begins to show signs of failure. Read on to learn a little more about oil heat systems and when it’s time to replace them.

Understanding Oil Heat System Replacement

What Is Oil Tank Replacement?

When an oil tank is replaced, a residential heating oil company removes the existing tank and replaces it with a new model. These are usually installed underground or in a basement, and they range from 220 to 330 gallons. Depending on the type of oil tank in your home, the typical life span ranges from 15 to 30 years. This is about the average time a family may reside in a house, which means it’s important to determine how old an oil tank is before moving into a new home. It may be up for replacement, which means additional costs to consider on top of moving and any necessary renovations.

Why Replacing Your Heating Oil Tank Is Important

heating oilOil tanks, just like any critical appliance or system in your home, have an expected life span. While you can keep your oil tank working optimally for many years with proper care and maintenance, it will eventually need a replacement. Understanding when your oil tank requires a replacement and investing can help you avoid dangerous malfunctions. Additionally, it ensures your home is as energy efficient as possible, which keeps your heating costs low during the chilly winter months.

How to Know If You Need a New Tank

Once your tank is mid-way through its life span, have it inspected routinely to ensure it’s working correctly. In addition to keeping track of the age of your oil heat system, there are also warning signs to be mindful of before your tank fails. Telltale issues include dents, rust, and corrosion, all of which suggest the tank is operating incorrectly. Wet spots and oil leaks are =also indicators that it may be time to consider replacing your tank before the issues worsen.


If your basement oil heat system is reaching the end of its life span, turn to Apple Oil in West Haven, CT. Offering unmatched experience, expertise, and customer care, this oil company has served commercial and residential heating oil customers in New Haven and Fairfield counties for over 30 years. They proudly install the industry’s strongest, most reliable tank, the 275-gallon Granby Ecogard with double-bottom leak detection, and catchment system.

Apple Oil offers the Ecogard tank for $2,600, including tax and a comprehensive 25-year warranty. This excellent investment also includes new tank legs, tank gauge, oil filter, oil lines, vent pipe and fill pipe 2” diameter, as well as the transferring of oil from the old tank to the new one, and the removal and disposal of basement tank. Give the friendly team at Apple Oil a call today at (203) 934-3835 to discuss installing an oil heat system on your residential or commercial property. You can also view their full inventory of products online.

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