Customers who live in a home with a basement oil tank have asked us why they hear a whistling noise whenever our driver makes his delivery. First, be assured this is perfectly normal and is the sign of a safe oil delivery. Here’s why your oil tank “whistles.”
In addition to your oil tank, your heating oil storage system includes the fill pipe, vent pipe and vent alarm. Here’s what happens when our driver arrives at your home to make a safe delivery.
In short, a whistling vent alarm prevents overfilling and the possibility of a spill. Safety codes do not allow us to deliver your fuel if the vent alarm is not working.
Here are a few more things you should know about your oil piping:
If you have any questions about your oil storage system, please contact us. We will be happy to help answer your questions.