Above Ground Oil Tanks
Most oil tanks now built are made of corrosion-resistant materials. Many new aboveground tanks can be
installed in small, irregular shaped spaces in basements or garages. Outside tanks can be installed and
hidden in a tank enclosure.
The objective of any comprehensive heating program is to allow maximum heating at the lowest cost.
The three areas of influence that you, the consumer, control are: winterization of your home, heating oil
costs and appliance efficiency.
While the latter two are important to an overall program, winterizing your home is an integral part of any
successful program. A well thought out and executed program for winterizing your home will invariably
give you the largest return on investment of the three. Savings can range from 5-20% by employing
these simple, yet inexpensive, measures.
A good winterization program is composed of three main elements:
Appliance performance Personal behaviors Structural considerations
Change air filters in your furnace at least once a month. Air filters allow only clean air into the furnace,
keeping the mechanics dirt and grim free. A dirty furnace works twice as hard as a clean one.
Insulate your water heater if using heating oil. Maintaining the temperature longer requires less