Can Heating Oil Spoil?

If you ended the season with plenty of heating oil in your tank, you may be wondering if your fuel will still be good when you turn your boiler or furnace on again in the fall.

No worries. Your heating oil will be fine. The average life span of home heating oil ranges between 18 and 24 months. In comparison, regular gasoline only has a shelf life of three to six months.

To ensure that long life span, we treat our heating oil with an additive called UltraGuard, which acts as a fuel preservative.

However, if you ended winter with a near-empty tank (a quarter full or less), you should get a fill-up to prevent warm-weather condensation from building up on your tank walls. This could damage your tank.

Please contact us if you have questions or need a tank fill-up.