The capacity of a heating oil tank can vary widely, depending on its size and design. If you’re new to heating oilor have recently moved homes or upgraded heating systems, it makes sense that you might be asking how much oil your heating tank can hold. Read on to learn more about your heating tank’s capacity.
Determining your heating oil tank capacity
Residential heating oil tanks typically range in size from 250 to 1,000 gallons (946 to 3,785 liters). Larger tanks may also be used for commercial or industrial purposes.
To determine the exact capacity of your heating oil tank, you can usually find this information on a label or plate attached to the tank. The label may indicate the tank’s capacity in gallons or liters. If you can’t find this information on the tank itself, you may want to check any paperwork or documentation you received when the tank was installed.
Full does not mean “filled to the brim”
It’s important to note that heating oil tanks are often not filled to their maximum capacity for safety reasons. Typically, tanks are filled to about 80% of their total capacity to allow for expansion of the oil and to provide a buffer for safety. This practice helps prevent overfilling, which could lead to spills or other issues.
If you’re unsure about the capacity of your heating oil tank or have concerns about its condition, it’s advisable to consult with an expert professional technician. Regular maintenance and inspection of your heating oil tank are essential to ensure its safe and efficient operation.
Automatic heating oil delivery with Rucci
Keeping track of your heating oil tank levels and knowing what your ideal settings are can be a chore, but when you’re on our automatic-delivery plan, you don’t have to worry about watching your tank and remembering to call for more fuel. We keep track of your fuel use, and when you need heating oil, we automatically come and fill your tank. And the best part is, we don’t charge you extra for this service.
How do we do it? Our computerized tracking system contains your fuel-use history, as well as daily temperatures, which we measure by degree-days. Based on this information, we know when your fuel tank is around one-quarter full. At that point, we’ll schedule your next delivery. Contrary to common misconception, you won’t use more fuel when you get automatic deliveries. We can only replace what you’ve already used. A heating oil tank is like a teapot. Full is full!
If a nor’easter is on the way or we are gripped by a prolonged cold spell, we plan extra deliveries and make sure you have plenty of heating oil in plenty of time. When temperatures are more moderate and you use less fuel, the time between deliveries is longer. If you’re a customer and you want to enroll in this service, at no extra cost, please contact us today.
Heating oil service you can count on in New York and New Jersey
If you’re ready to become a customer, reach out to the heating oil experts at Rucci—your automatic heating oil provider in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and parts of Central New Jersey, including Jersey City, Bayonne, Elizabeth and surrounding areas. Whatever comfort or fuel needs you have for your home or business, contact Rucci Oil today. We are ready to help.