first fuel and propane summer houseThere is still plenty of summer left! How are you keeping your Eastern New York home safe and comfortable? When you hear “home comfort” this time of year, you probably think about air conditioning and other ways to keep cool. Your oil tank is probably the last thing on your mind. But what if we told you that now is an important time to take care of your oil tank?

Summer heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your fuel oil tank. Moist air can cause condensation in your heating oil storage tank, which can lead to buildup that can later degrade the oil tank’s structure. Internal tank corrosion can require unexpected repairs or even the need for a total fuel tank replacement. So, what can you do to protect your oil tank during the summer?

Protect Your Heating Oil Tank This Summer

There is one simple way to avoid oil tank damage in the summer: order heating oil during the off-season. Why should you fill your tank during the summer? When your oil tank is full, there is no space for invasive condensation or moisture to build up inside your tank. You can also reduce the risk of tank damage by keeping the area around your fuel oil tank properly ventilated. Consider leaving a cellar window cracked to increase airflow.

Benefits of ordering oil in the summertime include:

  • Extend the life span of your home heating oil equipment
  • Reduce the risk of an oil leak and property damage
  • Take advantage of off-season oil prices
  • Be prepared for the first chilly night of fall

Don’t delay! Now is the right time to place an off-season heating oil order. You’ll be happy that you did! Plus, when you contact First Fuel to order oil, schedule your heating system tune-up. We can get your heating tune-up scheduled before the autumn rush to ensure that your heating equipment is in top working order for fall. Call or contact us online today!

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