Is It Time to Replace My Heating Oil Tank?


One question we get a lot here at Oehlert Bros. is “How long will my heating oil tank last?” The answer, of course, depends on many factors: how thick the tank is, what material the tank is made from and whether it is located inside or outside your home, to name a few.

With so many variables to the equation, it’s easy to see why the life expectancy of a heating oil tank varies quite a bit. NORA (National Oilheat Research Alliance) recommends replacing any tank over 30 years, no matter what it looks like on the outside.

So how do you know when it’s time for a heating oil tank upgrade? Well, one method you should NOT use to make your evaluation is a visual inspection. Why shouldn’t you trust your eyes? Because heating oil tanks usually corrode from the inside out due to trapped moisture and sediment. That means a tank can fail without visible warning, leaving you with a big and expensive cleanup on your hands.

That’s why an annual heating oil tank inspection is a must, especially if you have an older tank. An expert technician will spot problems that you will probably miss, helping you to potentially save thousands of cleanup dollars in the process.

If you already know your tank needs to be replaced, don’t wait – it’s simply not worth the risk, especially considering the affordable, leak-proof, eco-friendly tank options that we offer. Contact us today for a FREE estimate on a new heating oil tank.

Get peace of mind and avoid the nightmares oil leaks can cause – Contact Oehlert Bros. today for a FREE estimate on a new heating oil tank for your home.