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How To Avoid Heating Oil Sludge This Winter

Date: November 25, 2019

oil tank sludge massachusettsThere could be something in your heating oil tank that is not heating oil.

It’s heating oil sludge.

Sludge is not a monster, but it can cause some pretty monstrous damage and bills. It’s created by water condensation building up on the interior walls of your heating oil tank where it’s empty. That water drips down into the heating oil and sinks to the bottom of the tank. Microorganisms and sediment then can get to work creating sludge.

Sludge is something you don’t want in the heating system of your greater Boston home. When sludge builds up, it gets into your fuel lines. That leads to the fuel lines getting clogged and your heating system breaking down. At which point, you’ll be dealing with heating system repairs and the bills that go with those repairs.

But that’s not all sludge can do. It can create corrosion inside your heating oil tank. That may lead to tank failure with heating oil leaks that are expensive because not only do you have to pay for the cleanup, but you have to replace your heating oil tank.

Want to know what’s the best way to prevent sludge? Don’t let your heating oil tank run low. Yes – it’s really that easy! A tank that’s filled means there’s less space for condensation to develop which starts the path to sludge.

It’s a big reason you should sign up for automatic heating oil delivery from Cubby Oil. We use a state-of-the-art computer system to track your fuel usage based on weather and your home size. When your tank is around 30 percent full, we’ll schedule a delivery to your home. You don’t have to worry about checking your tank gauge, calling us or ever running out of oil!

As an added benefit, every drop of heating oil you get from Cubby is B40 Bioheat that is better for your heating system as well as the environment. B40 burns extremely clean, with few emissions. In fact, it reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 30%—without costing you anything extra. You’ll also gain better heating efficiency and experience fewer breakdowns, since ultra-low-sulfur B40 Bioheat leaves fewer deposits on heat exchangers, and contains additives to further reduce any sludge buildup.

Become a Cubby Oil customer and enjoy dependable, safe B40 bioheat delivery this season, and never worry about sludge again. Contact us today to learn more!

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