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Aboveground vs. Underground Oil Storage Tanks

Date: August 29, 2018

Heating oil tank

Heating systems aren’t the only types of heating equipment that have improved substantially over the years. There have been major advancements in heating oil storage tanks too! Here are a few things to know that will help you make good decisions about the tank on your property:

  • Aboveground is the way to go. According to a recent oilheat customer study, 98% of Massachusetts oilheat customers have their tank located above the ground, either in their basement or outside their home. Aboveground tanks are smaller, easier to work with and provide extra protection. And when it comes time to sell your home, an aboveground tank will make your property much more marketable.
  • Keep it current, go modern. Today’s tank technology is truly impressive. Some aboveground tanks are double-walled to give homeowners complete peace of mind. Plus, some tanks come with 20-year and 30-year warranties. And today’s aboveground tanks look a lot more attractive than the ones you might have seen at your grandparents’ house decades ago.

Heating oil storage tanks are strong, sturdy and durable. But like any other piece of equipment, they won’t last forever. So if you have a 40- or 50-year old aboveground or underground tank on your property, consider discussing your options with your local heating oil company. You won’t be disappointed by what’s available today! Read more about storage tanks.