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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