Heating Oil Tank Maintenance
Oil tanks are a safe and reliable way to heat your home, however good maintenance is necessary to ensuring your oil tank lives a long and happy life. Leakages lead to heightened fuel costs, environmental damage and a polluted garden. Preventing this is simple when following HomeFuels’ maintenance guide.
It's recommended that you have your oil tank serviced once a year by a registered Oftec technician. We know that this can often be overlooked and forgotten. If you haven't had your tank serviced then it might be time to carry out some checks yourself.
Prevent Water Build Up
It's always best to prevent problems rather than pay the price when things go wrong. Heating Oil tanks are prone to being contaminated with water. Water can build up through condensation, leaks and by poor quality oil.
Water in your heating oil tank is one of the most common causes of heating system failures. One solution to internal water build-up is the Homefuels Direct Water Soaker, which can effectively remove the water from your tank before permanent damage can be done.
Prevent Sludge Build Up
When carrying out your oil tank checks you may well find a build up of dark sludge. This sludge is a build up of dirt, dust and micro-organisms. This sludge can lead to severely decreased boiler efficiency and can cause system failures.