We offer a wide range of high-quality fuel storage tanks to fit your needs.

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If you heat your home with propane or oil, you need a safe and convenient place to store your fuel. Fuel storage tanks from Shipley Energy have been designed to ensure that your fuel is safely contained, and have proven themselves over decades of use.

We feature a wide selection of solidly constructed, double-wall fuel oil tanks that provide environmental safety and quality for you and your family, along with a 10-year limited warranty for your protection and peace of mind.

Heating Oil Tanks

Shipley Energy also offers a large assortment of indoor and outdoor residential oil tanks. Indoor tanks that are installed in a basement or utility room are generally preferable to outdoor tanks, particularly in colder climates where the risk of fuel line freezing is high.

Our new home fuel oil tank models have a smaller footprint than older models and are more compact. This gives you greater flexibility when determining the best spot on your property for an oil tank installation.

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Voted 2020 Best of York Home Heating /AC

We're thrilled to have been voted Best of York for Home Heating/AC company in York County (5 years running)! We appreciate every one of our customers and strive to make our customer service and technician care #1 for you.

Heating Oil Tank Protection Plan Benefits

If you are considering installing a heating oil tank, you should also purchase a protection plan to safeguard your system from breakdowns and costly repairs. At Shipley Energy, our programs fit your budget needs to protect your heating oil tank without breaking your wallet. We have a team of certified technicians trained to handle repairs, and periodic maintenance needs quickly and efficiently. Heating oil tanks are subject to corrosion, wet spots, exposure to frosty elements which require maintenance and repairs. Our protection plans can provide you with peace of mind when these problems arise because they save you time and money while guaranteeing excellent service.

We understand you have a lot of things to worry about, but we believe your heating oil tank shouldn't be one of them. That's why our service teams are ready to serve you and provide an array of heating oil tank protection plans to fit your needs.

Lifetime Protection Plan

Our Lifetime Protection Plan offers the guaranteed protection you need for your heating oil tank. The plan provides an array of furnace and boiler tune-up options to ensure your heating oil tank is always working. The Lifetime Protection Plan provides coverage on parts and labor, so when a problem arises, you know you are covered.

The benefits of our Lifetime Protection Plan protection plan include:

  • $60/month
  • Coverage on parts and labor
  • Free equipment replacement
  • 24/7/365 priority service
  • Tune-up and safety check
  • Add AC coverage for $30/month

Find out more information about the bonuses and terms and conditions of this plan by contacting a representative today.

Select Protection Plan

When you choose our Selection Protection Plan, you get beneficial equipment discounts and unbeatable priority service. We offer superior knowledge and service to our customers. You will ensure your heating oil tank has the protection coverage it needs while still sticking to your budget.

Benefits of our Select Protection Plan plans include:

  • $33.25/month
  • 30% discount on repairs
  • $500 equipment discount
  • 24/7/365 priority service
  • Tune-up and safety check
  • Add AC coverage for $10/month

To learn more about our Selection Protection Plan, check out our terms & conditions.

Comfort Protection Plan

If you want discounts on repairs, deals on equipment, and tune-ups and safety checks, you should purchase our Comfort Protection Plan. Our Comfort Protection Plan is affordable and offers the same benefits as our other plans. You shouldn't have to worry about the next time a problem arises, so purchase your plan today.

Benefits of our Comfort Protection Plan plans include:

    • $24.95/month
    • 15% discount on repairs
    • $250 equipment discount
    • 24/7/365 priority service
    • Tune-up and safety check
    • Add AC coverage for $10/month

    If you are interested in learning more about our comfort plan, view the terms and conditions, or contact one of our team members.

    After your heating oil tank installation, ease your mind by choosing one of our beneficial protection plans. Contact our customer care team today to learn more about our plan and find an option that works best for your budget.

    When to Replace Your Heating Oil Tank

    Oil tanks are like any other piece of equipment — they wear out over time. Since you never want to be without heat when you need it, it's important to be proactive as your tank ages. Most residential oil tanks last between 15 and 20 years, or longer if maintained well. If you don't know the age of your tank, you should have it assessed by a knowledgeable technician.

    Some of the warning signs our team will look for include:

    • Corrosion, dents, and other wear and tear: These issues may be the result of time, or they could indicate a more severe problem that requires replacement.
    • Oil runs or wet spots below or near the tank: Though harder to identify in outdoor systems, wet spots can be the result of leaks or other damage.
    • Installation problems such as unstable legs: If your oil tank wasn't installed correctly to begin with, it won't deliver the performance and reliability you expect of it. Unstable legs are one of the most commons signs of installation issues in a fuel oil tank.

    In addition to a visual inspection, our technicians will test your tank's venting, gauges, fuel lines, and other components. We can also review your historical fuel use to identify potential problems — such as a sudden spike in consumption with no other explanation.

    In everything we do, our goal is to help you make informed choices. We won't recommend replacing your heating oil tank if we don't think it's the right thing for your home. If there's any uncertainty about the decision, we'll go over the pros and cons of each option with you.

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    We Provide Complete Propane and Heating Oil Tank Installation Services

    With more than 90 years of reliable home heating service, you can count on the experts at Shipley Energy to help you select the right tank for your heating and budgetary requirements. We can perform a fast, efficient tank installation for you. Whether the tank is indoors or outdoors, above or below ground, we’ll help you find what works best for your property.

    Our well-trained, experienced technicians will do the job right the first time!

    Common Questions About Tank Installation

    Installing a heating oil tank isn't something you do every day — a well-maintained unit can provide faithful service for 20 years or more — and, as a result, it's reasonable to have some questions.

    Here's a guide to some of the questions we receive the most:

    1. Where Should I Put My Aboveground Tank?

    One consideration when deciding where to install an aboveground outdoor heating oil tank is its location on your property. For safety reasons, a heating oil tank should be at least six feet away from any non-fire-rated outbuildings, such as sheds. It should also be at least six feet from your home's doors, windows, and other openings.

    2. Are Underground Tanks Subject to Federal Regulations?

    Underground residential heating oil tanks are exempt from regulations at the federal level. However, if they malfunction and leak oil into the ground, the homeowner must take reasonable action to contain the problem and report it to the appropriate authorities — in Pennsylvania, that is the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

    At the state level, heating tank regulations vary — working with a knowledgeable service provider like Shipley Energy is the best way to be sure you're compliant.

    3. How Do I Know If My Tank Is Leaking?

    Major leaks are easily identifiable either by physical signs — such as smells or visible leaks — or by a sudden spike in your oil consumption with no other apparent cause. However, a minor leak in an underground tank may go undetected for years, which is why you should have yours inspected regularly by a qualified professional.

    4. How Often Should I Inspect My Tank?

    Preventative oil tank maintenance helps protect your investment. The inspection process doesn't take long, but it should be completed every year by a qualified technician. Many homeowners have their tank inspected when they fill up at the start of the season. It's also possible to complete a self-inspection according to DEP guidelines.

    5. What Are the Pros and Cons of Oil Heat?

    Oil is a safe, cost-effective, and efficient way to heat a home. Because it is stored on your property rather than delivered via a pipeline, you have more control over how and when you buy fuel, which many homeowners prefer. As well, you're free from the risk of outages — as long as you maintain your tank and make sure to top up when you're running low, you'll always enjoy reliable heat.

    If you're switching to oil heat from electricity or natural gas, the main drawback is the cost of installing a new tank on your property. However, a home heating oil tank installation is an investment in your property — one that will make you more self-sufficient and can potentially save you money in the long run.

    Heating Oil Tank Installation Costs

    The cost of installing a home heating oil tank varies according to several factors. The size of the tank and the nature of the installation both affect cost. Also, whether you are installing a new unit or replacing an aging tank will make a difference, too, as new units require ground prep and other work.

    Working With Shipley Energy

    Shipley Energy is proud to be a leader in residential heating, air conditioning, and fuel delivery. We offer industry-leading expertise as well as a commitment to safety and value in everything we do. If you're looking for a new heating oil tank for your property, we can provide assistance every step of the way — from helping you select the best model for your home and budget, to overseeing the installation, to ongoing maintenance.

    Looking for regular fuel delivery? We can help with that too, and we offer several convenient plans that let you trade the uncertainty of market pricing for something more predictable on a seasonal basis.

    Financing is available for qualified applicants looking to replace or upgrade their home heating oil tank. Get in touch to speak with a representative about your options.

    Contact Shipley Energy for More Information and a Free Estimate Today

    Feel free to contact us to learn more about our large selection of residential tanks and installation services today. We’ll also be happy to provide a no-obligation price estimate.

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