Domestic fuel tanks and fuel efficiency 

Choosing the right domestic fuel tank is an important practical consideration as this will need to be large enough to fulfill your fuel needs, although if this is too big it will lead to fuel waste. Fuel tank size is also an important factor for maintaining fuel efficiency in your home. So what should you consider when choosing the right size domestic fuel tank? And what is the link between domestic fuel tanks and fuel efficiency?

What is the link between domestic fuel tanks and fuel efficiency?

Fuel efficiency can be affected by the domestic fuel tank itself, and there are a number of factors that can play a role. These include:

  • The condition of the domestic fuel tank- a fuel tank that is in a good state of repair and is well maintained can provide the most benefit in terms of fuel efficiency. This is because the fuel will be stored well and be free of any contaminants or microbial growths. This allows the fuel to be used to its full efficiency, and means that your domestic equipment will not be damaged.
  • The location of the domestic fuel tank- where you store your domestic fuel tank can play a pivotal role in the efficiency of the fuel. If your domestic fuel is stored in temperature conditions that are too low it may freeze or become contaminated, depending on the type of fuel stored. The fuel tank itself could also sustain weather or temperature damage, increasing the opportunity for rust or contamination.
  • The size of the domestic fuel tank- the size of the domestic fuel tank can also be important for maintaining fuel efficiency. A fuel tank that is too large for example will increase the opportunity for fuel contamination as the fuel will be sitting in one place for much longer, while a fuel tank that is too small will need to be topped up much more frequently, meaning that you need to spend more money to heat your property.

How can you choose the right size fuel tank?

There are a number of steps to take to ensure that you choose the right size fuel tank for maximum fuel efficiency. These include:

  • Estimating your fuel consumption- The amount of fuel consumption will depend on the type of heating system you have, the size of your home, and the weather conditions in your area. You can estimate your fuel consumption by reviewing your past bills or consulting with a heating contractor. Once you have an estimate of your fuel consumption, you can choose a fuel tank size that will accommodate your needs.
  • Considering the available space- you need to ensure that the tank can be installed safely and conveniently in the available space, and you should also think about the installation location and environmental factors. For example, if you live in an area with cold winters, you may want to install the tank indoors to protect it from the freezing temperatures.
  • Consider the environmental impact of your fuel tank- while a larger tank may result in more fuel waste, which can harm the environment, a smaller tank may require more frequent deliveries, which can increase the carbon footprint of your heating system. You will need to choose a fuel tank size that balances your energy needs with your environmental concerns.

Here at Network Environmental we provide professional tank cleaning services for your fuel tank, as well as fuel polishing. As a result, if your domestic fuel has been compromised with corrosion or contaminated, we can set this right. Why not get in touch today to find out more?