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Johnson Energy Safety Information

Studies have proven that performing annual maintenance service​ will increase the efficiency and longevity of a heating system.  In addition, often many expensive repairs can be avoided with an annual tune-up and inspection of the system.

Tips For Maintaining Your Fuel Oil Tank

  • Inspect above ground tanks for weak or unsteady support legs and soil erosion to prevent collapse.  If your tank is showing signs of collapse, you will need to provide a new secure foundation.  You might install floor flanges with concrete anchors or place the tank on a concrete pad instead of on the ground.
  • Check for corrosion (rust), holes, leaking pipes and loose joints.  Tanks should be placed in a secure area away from objects that can damage them.
  • ​Make sure that the fill cap and the vent are in place and tightly secured.
  • Keep the fill pipe accessible and visible for fuel delivery service.
  • Place oil lines between the tank and the furnace under concrete or in protective tubing.  Check fuel lines for crimps and replace any damaged fuel lines.
  • Keep all pipe connections clean and tight.  Check for drips from fittings and the filter.
  • Clear snow, ice, insect nests or other debris from the tank vent to allow the tank to properly breathe.
  • Make sure that there is no danger of ice or snow falling on the tank, tank stand and fill pipes.
  • Do not put anything on top of your basement tank.  It is not a storage shelf and items like your gauge may be damaged.

Annual Tune-Ups Feature The Following


  • 28-Point  "Safety & Condition" Inspection
  • Nozzle & Oil Filter
  • Complete Cleaning With Efficiency Testing
  • Overall System Evaluation

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