Summer is in full swing in the Hudson Valley, and you’ve probably forgotten all about your boots and sweaters in favor of your flip-flops and tank tops. You might also be tempted to stop thinking about your heating oil tank and let it run down to less than you would during the colder months. But that’s not a good idea.
Even though winter may feel far away, decisions you make now during the summer will affect your heating system’s ability to keep you warm and comfortable when it gets cold again. If you’re a responsible heating oil customer, you never want to get caught with an empty heating oil tank—even during the summer months. In fact, you should keep a full tank during the summer. And when you order from Valley Oil, you’ll get fast delivery of quality oil at an unbeatable price.
When your heating oil tank is allowed to get close to empty, debris can clog your oil filters. That is likely to reduce the efficiency of your heating system or even cause it to fail. Both of those scenarios will cost you more money in energy and/or repair costs.
Whenever your tank levels get low you need to worry about condensation. That’s especially true during the summer months when you’ll have hot and humid days followed by cooler nights. Conditions during the summer months can accelerate condensation buildup in your tank. Your tank is even more vulnerable to condensation if it’s aboveground, outside, or in an unshaded area. If water is allowed to build up in your tank, it can cause rust, and that rust can cause your heating system to fail. By keeping enough fuel oil in your tank, you can avoid some very costly problems. Ideally, keep your tank at least half full (though fuller is better) all summer long.
Valley Oil delivers heating oil to the residents of Dutchess and Ulster counties. We offer our customers quality, affordability, and dependability.
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