Which Type of Aboveground Heating Oil Tank Is Best for You?

Posted: April 30, 2019

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When it comes to installing a heating oil tank in your Rhode Island home, one of the most important choices you will have to make is what type of tank to choose.

There are three basic types of heating oil tanks available, classified by the type of construction materials they are made from:

Safer and more leak proof than ever

Unlike some older heating oil tank models that traded bulk for brains, today’s aboveground heating oil tanks are precision engineered to be tough, leak-free, and long lasting.

How tough? Check this out: a steel heating oil tank is put in a diesel fire for 30 minutes; if it leaks, it’s back to the drawing board. Some modern steel tanks are even covered in composites that provide a second leak barrier, or feature double-bottom construction and sensors to virtually eliminate the chance of a leak.

Not sure which heating oil tank option to choose? We can help. Contact Vaughn Oil today to get a FREE, no obligation estimate on a heating oil tank installation for your Rhode Island home. Once you choose your heating oil tank, our expert technicians will work quickly, neatly, and in compliance with all environmental and building codes to get it installed – and your old tank removed, if needed.