The following checklists are provided for use by oil burning appliance and oil storage tank suppliers and installers. Professional oil burner mechanics and technicians will already be using these checklists to ensure they do not miss critical items, and to provide you, the homeowner, with assurance that the work was done completely and properly. If your tradesperson does not have a list with them, provide it and request that it be completed.
A home heating system includes: The fuel storage tank and its mounting, the fuel lines to the furnace, the furnace itself, the combustion air supply, the in-house heat distribution assembly (ducts), and the chimney (venting) system. Be sure to have the complete furnace system inspected annually by a qualified professional.
Residential fuel oil tanks are now required to meet new Building Code Standards to reduce the chance of tipping over due to ground settling and/or earthquake effects.