Most of us buy our fuel oil in larger quantities throughout the year so our heating system is ready for action when we need it most in our Eastern LI home. While scheduling our heating oil deliveries this way seems smart in theory, it only works if heating oil has a long enough “shelf life” to sit in your storage tank until it’s needed.
The question is, does it?
The truth is, heating oil does spoil over time: bacteria in your heating oil storage tank and within the oil itself will degrade the oil, causing it to thicken into unusable sludge. Paint, rust, and other common acids can also decrease the shelf life of your oil.
So how long does heating oil last without decaying? Typically about 18 to 24 months, as long as it includes the right additives is stored correctly. But you can keep that number on the higher side by following three simple rules:
Need a reliable supply of heating oil any time of the year within our North Fork or East End, LI service area? We can help. Contact Burt’s Reliable today for expert heating oil delivery and heating oil service in Eastern LI!