Home Heat Tank Program (Administration)
What is a home heat tank?
A home heat tank is an above ground storage tank that:
- has a capacity of 2200 litres or less
- is installed in a fixed location
- is connected or intended to be connected to oil burning equipment
Note: Only a licensed installer can install, alter, or remove a home heat tank.
What are the requirements for a home heat tank?
The current requirements are that:
- all new or replacement tank installations outside must be non-metallic
- all new or replacement tank installations inside must be double-walled or non-metallic
- oil burning equipment includes furnaces, water heaters, ranges and stoves
- tanks expire on December 31 of the expiry years stamped on the ID tag regardless if a month is included with the expiry year
- identification tags that are stamped XX have no expiry year
- no delivery after June 30 of the year of tank expiration and the tank must be out of service by December 31 of that year
- the re-sale and/or re-use of a used tank requires prior departmental approval
Who can I contact for more information?
Steve Townsend (Chief Officer Boiler, Pressure Vessel, LP Gas, Plumbing and Home Heat Tank)
J. Elmer Blanchard Building
31 Gordon Drive
Telephone: (902) 368-5567
Fax: (902) 368-5526