Heating & Cooling

Oil Tanks

Whether you are in need of a new oil tank, the removal of an old one, or both, we can help. New England Total Energy has an oil tank inspection service that will help you to identify potential problems before they escalate into an emergency. We proudly recommend and install Granby Steel Tanks. Granby has been manufacturing their high quality tanks since 1954. They offer a wide range of products to meet our customer’s specific needs and respond to security, durability and reliability concerns. Granby tanks are:

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  • Innovative with double protection that resists pressure up to 25 PSIG, ensuring high safety and protection against leakage caused by corrosion
  • UV resistant, to prevent condensation
  • Combined with the ECOGARD system, for increased protection
  • Leading edge corrosion protection
  • Coating UL approved
  • Impact and abrasion resistant
  • Beige color which helps to reduce condensation
  • Standard dimensions for easy replacement
  • Developed with Madison Chemical Industries Inc., a world leader in infrastructural coatings

Contact New England Total Energy today for assistance with a thorough inspection of your current oil tank, the removal/abandonment of an old one and/or the installation of a new tank. All our installations are expedited by licensed professionals. Tanks and piping are inspected and pressure-tested to ensure your new installation is leak-free.

Contact us to schedule your appointment.

Oil Tank Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is there a Connecticut state law that states I must remove an underground oil tank?
    If your oil tank is presently connected to your home heating system and is being used to supply oil to your heating system, you may continue to use the tank. If your oil tank is not being used to supply fuel to your heating system, then it needs to be abandoned or removed. Additionally, with the sale of a home, it may be required by your local code that existing underground tanks must be removed prior to the sale. Check with your local building inspector.
  2. What are the steps for properly abandoning an underground or in-ground oil tank?
    The first step is to have a professional take soil samples at various locations near the tank to determine if any leakage has occurred. Depending on the results of these tests, a report may have to be filed with the local Fire Marshall’s office. To abandon the tank in its existing location, the following steps typically occur:

    • All fuel oil is pumped from the tank.
    • The tank is cleaned of oil residue using a pressurized cleaning system designed specifically for this job.
    • All associated piping is disconnected and capped.
    • The tank is filled with foam or other product, such as sand or concrete slurry.
    • A final report documenting all the steps taken must be provided.
  3. What are the options for installing an underground or in-ground oil tank?
    Under Connecticut law, you can install a new underground tank, however, it is not recommended as leaks are sometimes impossible to detect when a tank is underground versus one in your basement. If you want to install an underground tank, we recommend you contact your town officials to ensure there are not local laws you must abide by.
  4. What are my options for installing an above ground, indoor tank?
    New above ground tanks are designed to be thinner and taller, making it easier to fit through doorways and use less space. They come in sizes of 275 or 330 gallons, and can be installed in pairs to allow for a supply of either 550 or 660 gallons. New tank enclosures are available to provide another wall of protection.