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What To Look For in a Home Heating Oil Tank

Written on: October 6, 2021

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buying fuel tank massachusettsThere are several important factors to consider when choosing a home heating oil tank. The right oil tank for you depends on your specific circumstances, your South Shore of Massachusetts home setup and your goals. Williams Energy experts can be by your side to help you make this complex choice, and more. Read on to learn more about the factors to consider when looking for a home heating oil tank.

Choosing the right size.

Home heating oil tanks come in a variety of sizes and it is important to choose the right one for you. Our energy experts can assist you with assessing your past oil usage, carefully estimating how much fuel you may consume in the future, and what size tank will meet your needs best. Certain tanks only come in specific sizes. In other words, size is just one component in choosing a heating oil tank, and it may or may not be the make-or-break factor.

Openings on the top of your tank.

There are several uses for openings on the top of a heating oil tank, and having an additional opening allows you to take extra precautions by having both a floating gauge and a smart gauge. With two different types of gauges working for you, you will be in a better position to avoid unexpected fuel shortages and can even see your fuel usage remotely from an app.


Oil tanks can come in vertical or horizontal models. Depending on your home setup and the space you have, one style footprint may work better for you than another. An energy expert can examine your living situation and help you determine what model works best.

The style of your current tank.

Replacing your current oil tank with a similar style can be more cost-effective. At the same time, upgrading can save you money in the long-run. If you were looking to make changes to your heating oil setup, replacement is the best time to do so and can reduce time and labor costs compared to converting a system that is not ready for upgrade. If you’re brand new to home heating oil or are building a new home, you’ll want a tank that’s built to last and ready to go the distance.


Heating oil tanks are made to last between 10 to 30 years. Higher quality tanks last longer and may offer extended warranties. When tanks are maintained and installed properly, their lifetime may be extended, regardless of warranty. One of our experienced and knowledgeable technicians can go over your options with you and help you decide what is most prudent and economical for your situation.

Williams Energy has you covered with choosing the right heating oil tank

Williams Energy equipment professionals will make sure that your new tank is the right size for your home, taking in your home’s size, your home heating system and your heating needs. Become a customer today – we treat our customers like our neighbors, providing the courteous, reliable service you deserve!