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Keeping You Warm all Winter Long

At Guy Fuels & Propane, we truly care about our customers and are committed to providing you with reliable, worry-free service.  As one of the best-known and most established home heat fuel suppliers in the Ottawa Region, we take the responsibility of keeping you and your family warm through cold Eastern Ontario winters very seriously.

Choosing Guy Fuels means you get your fuel customized to your needs at a fair market price, along with our commitment to providing our customers with the best experience possible at all times.

Most of all, we truly appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.  So, if you're thinking now is the time to switch, we're ready and waiting for you.

Benefits of Oil

Furnance oil has come a long way in recent years, and today's home heating oil systems are extremely efficient with almost zero harmful emissions.

Some of the major improvements in home heating oil systems now over the furnace oil heating systems of the past include:

  • They're cleaner.
  • They're up to 95% more efficient.
  • They're safer and , unlike natural gas, furnace oil is non-explosive.
  • One litre of heating oil produces 37,000 BTU, compared to 35,300 BTUs for one litre of natural gas.

Oil Safety

Tips for Safe Oil Storage

When it comes to dealing with fuels of any kind, safety comes first.  At Guy Fuels & Propane, we take safety seriously, and we're committed to helping educate our customers.

Preventing Oil Leaks

In most cases, spills and leaks are preventable with the right precautions. Take the following steps to keep your oil tank safe from leaks and spills.

  • Replace your old tank. Have a professionally trained installer replace the tank if there is any visible rust, flaking or damage. Always choose a new, ULC-approved tank, never a used or rebuilt one. Verify that your installer is insured for any environmental damage they may cause, especially if they are removing your old tank.
  • Ask your oil supplier about double walled, stainless steel or fibreglass tanks. They may cost a bit more initially, but generally last much longer than regular single-walled tanks. Secondary containment units are also available and should be able to hold 110% of the contents of the tank.
  • The tank should be set on a solid non-combustible base to provide stable support. Poured concrete slabs or reinforced concrete patio stones are preferable.
  • Locate the tank at least 100 feet from any open water source; 30 feet from a drilled well (100 ft in NFLD), drainage ditch, storm drain, manhole cover, or septic bed; and at least five feet from your property line.
  • The tank must be easily accessible for inspection, but also protected from the damage of everyday activities. There should be a clear space of 18 inches on one end and one side, and two inches on the remaining end and side.
  • Interior oil tanks must be at least two feet from any fuel-fired appliances (furnace, hot water heater etc.) unless there is a non-combustible wall between the tank and the appliance.
  • Ensure the inside fuel line runs along a wall, not in a high-traffic area, and do not install fuel lines beneath poured concrete.
  • The supply line from an end outlet valve should have a horizontal loop or slack in the line to accommodate ground or earth movement caused by frost.
  • Install a concrete barrier to prevent damage caused by vehicle impact if the tank is located near a driveway or where vehicles can come in contact with it.
  • Interior tanks are preferable to exterior tanks as there is less exposure to ice and snow, and ground or earth movement caused by frost.
  • Have your furnace and tank professionally inspected and serviced at least once a year. Ensure they change the filter and remove sludge and water from the tank lines.
  • Check for the smell of oil after each fuel delivery, which is the most likely time for a spill to occur.
  • Keep the tank close to full during the summer to minimize condensation inside the tank, which can lead to rust damage

If you are unsure if your tank or installation is safe, contact a qualified heating technician to inspect your system.

If you suspect you may be having a fuel emergency, our Emergency After Hours Service is available 24/7 by calling 613-774-2655.

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