If you have an indoor heating oil tank, it probably has a maximum lifespan of about 25 years or so – which means if your home was built in or before 1995, you’re probably due, or maybe even overdue, for a replacement.
If your tank is an in-ground model, that life expectancy is considerably less – typically about 15 years.
Don’t be fooled: even if your heating oil tank looks and seems like it’s working just fine, it doesn’t mean it’s safe to continue to use it. That’s because older, single-wall heating oil tanks usually corrode from the inside out due to trapped moisture and sediment. That means you won’t see a tank failure coming until it’s too late – to the tune of $10,000-$50,000 in remediation costs for an underground model, since oil spills are not usually covered by homeowner’s insurance.
The bottom line: if you already know your tank needs to be replaced, don’t wait – it’s simply not worth the risk, especially considering the affordable, double-walled, eco-friendly in-ground and above ground heating oil tank options that Bottini offers (heating oil tanks have come a LONG way in the last 20 years – today’s models are virtually leak-proof and available in a variety of configurations).
Spring and early summer are the best times of the year to install a new heating oil tank – contact us today for a FREE estimate on a new tank for your Hudson Valley home!