With a reported four million people living off the grid in the UK alone, there are a whole lot of people out there that use oil storage tanks to provide their homes with warmth and hot water. While it is certainly an option for many people looking to make the change, it is important to be aware of the maintenance that goes along with it.
While bunded oil tanks are of high quality and made to your specifications and requirements, they still do require maintenance and some TLC along the way. Although rare, when poorly maintained, tanks can sometimes spring a leak. This contaminates the ground, and dependent on the size of the leak can cause major issues for your home.
Checking your oil storage tank over regularly is important to guarantee its life span. Be aware of the smell of the oil you are using; be aware of your usage and levels remaining in the tank and be aware of the tanks condition. Please read the following document for more information on maintaining your tank.
Bunded tanks are by far the best option available to you when it comes to oil storage tanks, but there are plenty of other benefits to take advantage of, too.
First, you own the tank. You control when it gets filled, how much it gets filled and by whom. Choosing your supplier allows you to buy when the price is right and negotiate prices or payment plans, ultimately keeping costs down.
With good insulation in place in your home, your heating costs compared to typical gas suppliers can be dramatically reduced. Oil is a very efficient fuel, so you get good value for money per unit bought.
Oil storage tanks are known to last at least ten years, but we recently received news that one of our tanks was still going strong after fourteen years – which would make the purchase of your own a certified bargain.
Finally, there are limitations to using Tuffa’s tanks in your home, for example, if you are reliant on suppliers and delivery schedules. However, for those that live in rural areas, in particular, the convenience of managing your own consumption of fuel and easier access to the stockpile; far outweighs any meagre cons.
Head over to the main website and have a browse of the tanks available and suitable for a self-sufficient setup and do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further enquiries.