Modern Aboveground Oil Tanks: What You Should Know

aboveground oil tanks new yorkIf you own a Long Island home that was built in or before 1990 that still has its original heating oil tank, chances are it’s overdue for a replacement.

If you’re not sure if it’s time to install a new heating oil tank – or just want to make an informed decision about the next one you purchase – here are four things you should know before making the investment.

Four Facts About Modern Oil Tanks

  1. They’re flexible – The most common size for an aboveground oil tank is 275 gallons, but many other sizes are available in both horizontal and vertical configurations, giving you plenty of options for your eastern LI home.
  2. They’re built to last – According to, a modern, double-walled (fiberglass or plastic inner tank with a steel outer tank) oil storage tank could last 50 years or more! Manufacturer’s warrantees give you coverage for about half that time.
  3. They are virtually leak-proof – Modern heating oil tanks a far cry from the rust-prone giants in your grandmother’s basement. On average, only about .06 percent of today’s high-tech, eco-friendly aboveground tanks will develop a leak problem.
  4. They’ll give you control for the long winter ahead – With an oil storage tank you’ll always have heating oil on-site and ready for the cold – and you’ll pay only for the fuel you’re delivered, with no estimates and no questions (which is especially convenient if you take advantage of automatic heating oil delivery).

Considering installing a new heating oil tank in the North Fork or East End of Long Island? You could save $150 on a Grandby aboveground oil storage tank, expertly installed by the pros at Burt’s Reliable! Contact us today for a FREE estimate!