Connecticut Fuel Tank Installation and Conversions
Fuel Tank Replacements and Conversions in Connecticut
Many Connecticut rely on propane and oil to power their appliances and maintain a comfortable living environment. Whether you are running your heating system during a cold winter night or powering your stove for meal preparation, a reliable fuel tank ensures your home's energy needs are met consistently and efficiently. When an aging tank may be past its prime, investing in a new fuel model is not just a matter of convenience, but also of safety and peace of mind.
Do you think it may be time to replace your oil tank or propane tank? At Levco, our family-run company has been meeting the propane and oil needs of homeowners since 1980. We are prepared to handle all types of Connecticut fuel tank installation and conversions. That means if you are looking to potentially make the switch from oil to propane, we can walk you through your options and what the change can do for your household. Our certified experts always follow manufacturer and local codes to ensure your safety, and our fully stocked trailers allow us to complete many installations in a single day.
If you are having issues with your fuel tank that require urgent attention, we offer 24-hour emergency service, so call (203) 533-8249 or contact us online today!
When Do I Need to Replace My Connecticut Home’s Oil Tank?
The age, physical condition, and overall efficiency of your oil tank are all important considerations when determining the need for a replacement. Regular maintenance and inspection can help detect issues early and extend the lifespan of your oil tank, but they will not last forever.
Aboveground and basement oil tanks tend to last about 25 years, while underground tanks usually only last about 15 years. If your tank is approaching or has surpassed the applicable age and is starting to experience problems, it may be time to consider a replacement.
Physical condition is another crucial factor. Check your tank for signs of rust, cracks, or leaks. A rusty oil tank is a clear indication of potential failure. Rust can lead to weak spots in the tank, which increases the risk of leaks or even a catastrophic burst. If you notice oil or any other substance around the tank, this could be a sign of a leak and an immediate need for replacement.
An unexplained increase in your home's energy consumption could also suggest tank inefficiency and the need for a replacement. If you notice that your tank is consuming fuel at an unusually high rate, it might be due to internal damage or inefficiency. A new, more energy-efficient model could potentially save you money in the long run.
Chances are you will start to wonder about replacing your oil tank when it starts to experience frequent issues. Our Levco technicians can carefully assess the health of your tank and advise whether a replacement is in your best interest. We can also help you explore whether switching to propane makes sense. Whether you want to stick with oil or transition to propane, our experts are well-equipped to handle all Connecticut fuel tank installations and conversions.
When Should I Replace My Connecticut Home’s Propane Tank?
Much like an oil tank, there are several things you should evaluate when determining whether you need to replace your home’s propane tank. Most propane tanks can last over 30 years if they receive regular preventative maintenance. This lifespan can vary depending on the quality of the tank, whether it was properly installed, the conditions under which it operates, and how frequently it has been professionally serviced. As a general rule, though, if your propane tank is several decades old and requires more frequent repairs, a replacement may be necessary.
Again, like oil tanks, the physical condition of your propane tank is key. Dents, scratches, rust, and corrosion are all problems that can potentially compromise the integrity of the tank and make it more susceptible to damage and leaks. If you are noticing any of these issues, you should have one of our professionals check out your tank and determine whether you need a replacement. In some cases, simple repairs may be sufficient, but it is important to act sooner rather than later.
Increased fuel consumption is another sign that your propane tank might need replacing. Like an oil tank, if your propane tank is consuming fuel at a higher rate than usual, it could be due to internal damage or inefficiency. A new, more efficient tank could potentially help you save on fuel costs over time. Furthermore, a poorly performing tank can lead to uneven or insufficient heat distribution in your home, causing discomfort and inconvenience.
Which Is Better for Home Heating: Oil or Propane?
When it comes to selecting an energy source for your home, both oil and propane have their advantages. The choice between the two often depends on individual circumstances and preferences.
Oil is known for its high energy content and heat production, making it an excellent choice for Connecticut’s harsh winters. Oil-fired water heaters also tend to heat water faster than propane-fired equivalents. However, oil tanks require more maintenance and have a shorter lifespan compared to propane tanks. Oil will also in many cases be more expensive than propane.
Propane tends to be cheaper than oil and burns cleaner than oil, which can contribute to a lower environmental impact. Propane tanks also usually require less maintenance to stay in good working order.
Our Connecticut fuel tank and conversion experts can help you weigh the pros and cons of each option. We are ready to help you convert to propane if you find that fuel source’s benefits enticing.
We make procuring oil and propane for your home’s tank easy with automatic delivery service. Call (203) 533-8249 or contact us online to learn more or request a quote today!
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