I've been doing some research on USTs and want to solicit information/opinions on the subject. I'm trying to be proactive and plan ahead. My goals are mainly these:
- Determine the best way to assess the health of my existing 34 year old 1000 gallon tank
- Determine when/if I should replace my tank
- Determine if I should decomission my existing tank
- Decide if I should switch to another type of fuel like propane
Bear in mind, I would like to keep the plan costs down, but not to a fault. I also may not want to dig up my old tank. That will depend on how much yard damage will occur.
Presently I have a new oil furnace and 2 year old A/C unit (if you're interested, there is another active thread regarding the installation and sizing of these. I don't know how it will turn out).
I'm seriously considering converting to a heat pump at some point, but will still need to decide on the the back up fuel (electric, propane, oil).
I've also heard some people have tank insurance. How does one get that?