Will The Cold Temperatures Affect My Heating Oil Tank?
Written on: December 25, 2023
What you need to know as temperatures drop
Those of us in New Jersey know that the cold winter temperatures affect a lot of things. We don’t want to spend as much time outside. We have to make sure our driveways and the pathways leading up to our homes are cleared of snow and ice. And we have to factor in time to de-ice and de-snow the windshields on our cars.
Cold weather and cold temperatures also affect heating oil tanks. Here’s a look at how.
How cold temperatures affect heating oil tanks
The following can happen to your heating oil tanks due to cold temperatures:
- Heating oil tanks can get too cold and when that happens the heating oil that is inside the tank can freeze. When this happens, the heating oil will solidify into a gel like substance, which is not something you want in your oil tank as it can cause major problems.
- Cold weather and the elements that come along with cold weather such as snow and ice can make their way into a heating tank that has a lot of rush or corrosion. This is severely detrimental to your heating tank and is likely to cause the tank to stop working completely.
- Condensation from snow or ice can drip off your heating oil tank’s walls and sink to the bottom of the tank. If this happens there is a good chance you will start to see a buildup of sediment, which can lead to corrosion.
How to protect your heating oil tank from cold temperatures
Since cold temperatures do affect your heating oil tank, it is a good idea for homeowners with a heating oil tank to know how to protect this tank from the winter weather. Here are some tips that will help your heating oil tank make it through the colder months:
- Insulate or bury your heating oil line: Some heating oil tanks have a line that connects them to a house that normally sits above ground. Leaving this line above ground in the winter increases your chances of heating oil tank damage and for your heating oil to turn to gel. We recommend burying the line underground or adding some insulation to protect it from the cold.
- Add a layer or protection to your tank: It’s always good to add an extra layer of protection around your heating oil tank for the winter. For example, a shed will help keep a heating oil tank safe from the cold temperatures, snow, water and ice.
- Professional maintenance: Of course, the best way to check on the safety of your heating oil tank and to ensure that it is protected and working in tiptop shape is with professional maintenance. That is where Anyzek Plumbing, Heating & Cooling comes in.
Heating oil service from Anyzek Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Homeowners in Gloucester City, New Jersey and the surrounding communities can rest assured that you will receive dependable and reliable heating oil services from Anyzek Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. In fact, we’ve been providing outstanding service throughout the area since 1932. Here is a look at what we can offer when it comes to heating oil services:
- Heating oil deliveries
- An automatic delivery program
- 24/7 emergency heating oil deliveries
- Reasonable prices and payment options
- Professional heating oil tank installation and service
If you are in the area and are looking for quality heating oil services from a local, family-owned business contact Anyzek today!