Vermont Oil Tank Service
Oil tanks come in lots of different shapes and sizes. The most common oil tanks in Vermont hold 275 gallons of oil or kerosene and are about five feet high, 27 inches wide and five feet long. Some of our members tanks ranging from 130 to 330 gallons, others with larger homes have two tanks joined together to provide 550 or 660 gallons capacity.
Location of Oil Tanks
Oil tanks are commonly found in heated indoor spaces such as basements. They are fitted with two black iron pipes:
- a fill pipe which is used (no surprise) to fill the tank, and
- a vent pipe, containing a vent alarm, which allows air to escape from the tank during deliveries.
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When oil tanks are filled, the vent alarm "whistles" and when it's full the whistle stops. This is an important safety feature and all above ground oil tanks should be fitted with vent alarms.
In cold regions like Vermont, we do not recommend installing oil tanks outdoors or in unheated space such as garages. This is because heating oil begins to gel at about 20°F and at lower temperatures it won't flow to the burner. Kerosene can be stored in outdoor tanks because it has a lower "gel point" than heating oil. Many condominiums and mobile homes are heated with space heaters or furnaces that burn kerosene supplied from outdoor tanks.
For oil tank service in Vermont, call the Energy Co-op today. Our technicians specialize in all manner of oil tank installation, maintenance and repair. Once you've got a good oil tank in place, we'd also be happy to discuss your fuel delivery options.
Prior to our association with Energy Co-op of Vermont we dealt with one of the larger fuel dealers in the area. We were completely at their mercy and they were the source of several unpleasant surprises. We find dealing with the Energy Co-op to be a refreshing change of philosophies. Your purchasing strategies make your products available at a reasonable price in today's market. Your service personnel are friendly informed individuals that communicate with the customer and make suggestions and offer possible solutions to any abnormalities that they encounter. My only problem with the Energy Co-op of Vermont is that they don't sell propane!
Thanks for the great personalized service.
–Lloyd C., Jeffersonville