What Size Heating Oil Tank Do I Need?

Posted: February 14, 2022

Vaughn Oil has you covered!

oil tanks rhode islandHeating oil tanks are made to withstand the elements and last a long time. However, they will eventually need to be replaced.

If your Rhode Island home’s heating oil tank is over 20 years old, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it. You don’t want to be caught off guard by a tank failure, or have to deal with the worry, expense, and inconvenience that entails.

You can trust that the experienced professionals at Vaughn Oil will install your heating oil tank meeting all regulations and codes, get any required permits, will handle disposing of your old heating oil tank, and will make you aware of any municipal or state fees for tank disposal.

We also offer the affordable Tank Secure protection program, which provides protection against corrosion as well as a warranty towards tank replacement.

Before you go shopping for a new heating oil tank, there are a few things to consider.

The size of your heating oil tank

The two figures to consider are the capacity of your heating oil tank (in gallons) and the tank’s dimensions (height, length, and width).

The tank’s capacity is nearly always imprinted on it. If your tank doesn’t have this number, use the dimensions to calculate the capacity.

A typical home heating oil tank holds 275 gallons and is either vertical (275V) or horizontal (275H). Other aboveground tank sizes include 288, 340, 420, 500, 550, 675, and 1,000 gallons.

More heating oil tank tips

The most crucial step is to measure the area where your new heating oil tank will be installed to be sure it fits.

When it comes to your new heating oil tank, be sure to discuss your heating oil needs now and in the future with Vaughn Oil’s heating oil experts. If you want to add to your home, expand your family, or have elderly parents move in, you’ll be using more heating oil and you may want a larger tank than the one you currently have.

With reliable heating oil delivery to Woonsocket, Charlestown, and all over Rhode Island, you can trust Vaugh Oil to keep your home warm and comfortable. Become a customer today and enjoy peace of mind!