Make sure the fuel gauge is installed correctly, secured to the tank at the top and checked regularly.
If your fuel tank has a lid, fit a suitable high quality combination lock, and don’t forget to provide the combinations of any locks to Your NRG formerly Oil NRG in case you won’t be there during your delivery. Don’t lock your tank vent though!
Monitor your tank on a regular basis and remain vigilant throughout the year. Your NRG’s formerly Oil NRG's ‘Never Empty’ remote tank fuel level monitoring can help identify if the level suddenly drops or falls below an agreed trigger level.
If you need to replace your tank, position it where it will be more secure, whilst remembering to leave clear access for your fuel deliveries making sure the gauge can be seen. There are now very specific rules governing the location of tanks and it’s important to take these rules into account if you are making subsequent changes to your property. For general guidance ask your OFTEC engineer.
Surrounding your tank with ‘noisy’ gravel is one of the most cost-effective, quickest, and easiest ways to protect yourself against heating oil theft.
Consider fitting visible CCTV to monitor the tank, with signage above the tank to deter thieves from targeting you.
Install low energy ‘dusk-til-dawn’ security lighting close to the tank should provide sufficient light to deter thieves.
Keep your tank discreetly hidden from prying eyes and ‘Google Maps’ whilst leaving space for fuel delivery access, tank checking and maintenance. Roofs, walls and defensive plants are some of the methods to conceal tanks and obstruct uninvited access.