By Paul J. Bruder, Esquire
As the weather turns colder and air conditioners give way to furnaces, homeowners call their heating oil providers and say “fill’er up.”
More than 100,000 homeowners in Pennsylvania heat their homes with oil, meaning that their basements are homes to large, typically 150 gallons or more, heating oil tanks.
Despite sometimes high costs, oil heat remains an efficient, clean and safe way to heat a home. However, the dangers and hazards associated with home heating oil often result from problems during the filling of those tanks. Having a grasp of the common risks can be helpful when working with clients selling or buying a home serviced by oil heat.