Why You Should Keep Your Heating Oil Tank Full This Summer

Written on: May 22, 2023

Condensation Can Lead to Tank Damage

heating oil delivery Camden county nj Condensation can be a common problem for heating oil tanks during the summer. Hot, humid days and cooler nights create the perfect atmosphere for condensation buildup to form inside your tank. And if your storage tank is aboveground, outdoors and in an unshaded area, it’s especially vulnerable to condensation.

To avoid condensation build-up inside your storage tank, it’s best to keep your tank full during the warm months. Don’t worry, your heating oil won’t spoil or go bad if it sits in your tank unused for a couple of months.

What Condensation Does to Your Tank

After water forms on the bare walls on the empty area of the tank, it drips down and sinks to the bottom of the tank because water is denser than heating oil. There, it becomes an ideal environment for bacteria and other microorganisms.

Over time, these organisms turn into sediment. One problem is that sediment, also known as sludge, can get into your fuel lines and clog them. This will cause your heating system to shut down.

If you’re not on our automatic delivery schedule, call us to request a fill-up so we can help you head off any condensation problems with your heating oil tank. You can also order your heating oil online .

Save Time and Worry with Automatic Delivery

Automatic heating oil delivery is a free service offered by Lawman’s for all customers with aboveground heating oil tanks.

We use a wireless tank monitor to know exactly how much fuel is in your tank. A delivery will be scheduled when your oil tank is about one-quarter full. This takes away the hassle of having to check your tank and order your fuel. It also lowers the risk and expense of running out of oil.

There is no need to schedule and wait for deliveries, and you’ll avoid the expense and hassle of having your heating oil system tested and primed for restart, which needs to be done anytime a runout occurs.

B20 Bioheat Plus® Fuel in PA, NJ and DE

Lawman’s Oil only delivers B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel, a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil combined with premium biofuels made from renewable resources such as animal fats, recycled restaurant cooking oils, algae, and plant oils. Our B20 Bioheat Plus fuel is made from locally sourced products, which also aids in reducing waste within our communities.

The B20 part of B20 Bioheat Plus fuel stands for what percentage of the fuel is made with biofuels. That means that our Bioheat Plus fuel is made with 20% biofuels. This high level of biofuel is why B20 Bioheat Plus fuel burns extremely clean—generating less greenhouse gas emissions than a natural gas system.

Every Delivery Helps a Good Cause

You can make a difference by choosing Lawman’s Oil as your preferred heating oil delivery company. For several years now, we have donated 1¢ of every gallon of heating oil we have delivered to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

Contact Lawman’s Oil to request reliable deliveries of Bioheat Plus fuel in PA, NJ or DE.